Freshmen students from Daphne Munroe and Dave Bushek's seminar "Green Cuisine: Exploring New Jersey's Shellfish Resources" visit a local seafood shop, Archar Seafood in Somerset NJ. Left: Bushek shows students a harvest tag on a bag of mussels. Right: Shop owner Mike displays a beautiful, fresh piece of halibut and answers questions about locally sourced fresh seafood.
The seminar series focuses on the shellfish resources and industry in New Jersey. It explores the fisheries in New Jersey and explains the role of aquaculture production of shellfish. The costs and benefits of these foods are discussed in terms of human health, production costs, and ecological interactions. Field trips to Rutgers research facilities allow students to explore firsthand the state's shellfish industry. _____________________________________________________________________________________
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