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December 15, 2009

New facility to reduce costs of salt-water aquaculture

n early December the College opened the new Marine Aquaculture Research Center in rural Carteret County. A gift from Dr. I.J. and Sue Won made the center possible. Pictured above, from left, are Sue Won, I.J. Won, Dean Johnny Wynne and Dr. Tom Losordo. (Dave Caldwell photo)

Location, location, location. That phrase that describes all things related to real estate is also a major impediment to the development of marine - or salt water - aquaculture in North Carolina.

But that may be about to change with the development by North Carolina State University of the Marine Aquaculture Research Center near Marshallberg in rural Carteret County on the North Carolina coast.

The center, which officially opened Dec. 11, was made possible by a $500,000 gift from Dr. I.J. and Sue Won of Williston, N.C. It is located on land owned by the Wons. The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, the fund raising arm of N.C. State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is leasing the site from the Wons.

Read more from the Comm Serv news release

Posted by Natalie at December 15, 2009 01:49 PM