Since our move last spring to UMass Amherst, LPRC has been working with the University,, the Massachustetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and MA Marine Fisheries Institute to renovate the UMass Marine Station at Hodgkins Cove. Last used by UMass in 2008 and with the retirement of Dr. Herb Hultin, a UMass Food Science professor and his graduate students, the lab had fallen into disarray. The building was a mess.
But after several mouths of work, we’re happy to announce that the majority of the initial phase renovations have been completed. The lab looks beautiful and gives LPRC a clean slate which we hope to rebuild as a productive research lab and international meeting space.
We would like to thank the UMass Amherst crew, who spent many weeks in Gloucester working on the building, Dr. Paul Fisette, Dept of Environmental Conservation Chairman, Dr. Steve Goodwin, Dean of the College of Natural Resources, and Director Paul Diodati, Dr. Mike Armstrong, and Brian Castonguay of the Mass. Div. of Marine Fisheries and Marine Fisheries Institute for their amazing support of the project. We’re moving into the space in mid June, and are planning an official opening, as soon as we get settled, to welcome the community to visit and view the revitalized Marine Station.