Aquaculture Assistant Extension Educator
Anoushka P. Concepcion is an Assistant Extension Educator focusing on marine aquaculture with the Connecticut Sea Grant Program located at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point in Groton. Anoushka’s current objectives are to assist shellfish producers in exploring direct marketing opportunities, expand the commercialization of seaweed aquaculture in the state, and respond to stakeholder requests for assistance with business planning for aquaculture. Anoushka is a faculty member in UConn Extension, as well as a staff member of the Connecticut Sea Grant College Program.
Anoushka has earned a Master of Science degree in Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Sciences from the University of Rhode Island in 2005 where she focused on dietary requirements for finfish. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Her past work experiences in academia and industry mainly concerned developing and maintaining algal cultures and assessing dietary choices for farmed fish and shrimp.