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Michael Acquafredda cleans and cares for juvenile surfclams in an upweller silo at Rutgers Aquaculture Innovation Center in North Cape May, NJ
Michael Acquafredda cleans and cares for juvenile surfclams in an upweller silo at Rutgers Aquaculture Innovation Center in North Cape May, NJ
Michael Acquafredda measuring year-and-a-half-old surfclams from a field planting experiment near Cape May, NJ
Michael Acquafredda measuring year-and-a-half-old surfclams from a field planting experiment near Cape May, NJ

Michael Acquafredda, doctoral candidate in the Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution in the School of Graduate Studies, has been featured on the website of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AFS), a non-profit organization established since 1870 to advance fisheries science. Its mission is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals.
Acquafredda graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tufts University in 2015 and began the doctoral program at Rutgers the same year. He “would like to study the development of innovative and sustainable aquaculture practices that can be beneficial to both farmers and aquatic ecosystem.” He is advised by Daphne Munroe, associate professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences and scientist at the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory.
Rutgers University, along with Stockton University and the Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science, form AFS’ Mid-Atlantic Chapter, which comprises New Jersey and Delaware. The Mid-Atlantic Chapter is itself a section of the Northeastern Division, one of four geographic subdivisions of the AFS within North America.

Read Michael Aquafredda’s AFS profile.

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