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Virginia Tech Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension

CATEGORY: Colleges


102 S King St
Hampton, VA 23669
Telephone: (757) 727-4861

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8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday



History of the AREC

The Seafood AREC was established in 1975, and is located in Hampton, Virginia. The two-story building is approximately 9600 sq. ft.  Core research and extension programs at the Center focus on food science research on safety issues associated with seafood products.

 The Center currently functions as a regional HACCP training center. Engineering efforts focus on validation of  post harvest processing methods for molluscan shellfish, thermal and freezing processes, energy audits and waste management.  The recirculating aquaculture programs focus on system design and operation, larviculture, fish feeds and nutrition, environmental optimization, and disease control for marine species.  Business and marketing programs focus on assisting the seafood industry to become more economically competitive.


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