Jeremy Esposito
Hatchery & Research Manager


Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology Graduated May 2009 

Minor: Business Administration Concentration: Aquaculture 

EXPERIENCE: Pacific Hybreed, Inc. Manchester, WA 

July ’18 – present Hatchery & Research Manager 

▪ Oversight of hatchery production of Pacific oysters, Manila clams, Kumamoto oysters, Purple-hinge rock scallops, Geoduck; at the NOAA Manchester Research Station 

▪ Performs general duties: shellfish husbandry, experimental research, maintenance of facility 

▪ Responsible for allocating resources to expedite the Company’s production goals 

▪ Creates & maintains records pertinent to permitting, SOPs, stock inventories, etc. 

▪ Coordinates & supervises working staff; continually works towards improving workers’ understanding of scientific & technical information 

Billion Oyster Project (BOP) Governors Island, NY 

August ’13 – June ‘18 Hatchery Manager 

▪ Pioneered the build-out of new hatchery through industry-specific research, engineering and construction 

▪ Actively executed all phytoplankton and oyster production relevant to the BOP 

▪ Manage program monies from proposals through purchasing; sum of budgets exceed $40k, annually 

▪ Department lead for “BOP Professionals” – maintain agendas, facilitate meetings, record minutes, follow up on action items 

▪ Captain & crew the vessels of the NY Harbor School 

▪ Manage crew of 4 to maintain The NY Harbor School’s 3,000 gallon estuary show tank 

▪ Develop & implement curriculum & lessons for NYHS Aquaculture 

▪ Train & supervise a group of 15-20 working high school students in professional setting 

▪ Facilitate an internship program for high school and college students. Directly supervise up to 8 interns for 35 hour weeks, in the summer; and up to 6 interns after school. 

▪ Instituted and run Oyster Club – lead a rotating cast of up to 15 students to achieve oyster farm related goals in after school, volunteer, programming 

▪ Cultivate industry partnerships for The BOP and NY Harbor School’s Aquaculture CTE 

Norm Bloom & Son Oyster Co. Norwalk, CT 

May ’16 – June ‘18 Consultant 

▪ Lead the development of new hatchery and remote setting facilities 

▪ Train employees on systems 

▪ Maintain an open line of communication 

Fishers Island Oyster Farm Fishers Island, NY 

June ‘09 – August ‘13 Farmer 

▪ Hands-on experience as hatchery & nursery technician 

▪ Oversee all aspects of production; manage and work alongside of up to 10 workers 

▪ Implemented and ran the new employee training sessions 

▪ Constructed and operated FLUPSYS, greenhouse, raceways; filtration & pump systems 

University of New Haven West Haven/Milford, CT 

May ‘08 – October ‘08 Research Fellowship 

▪ Developed and led a breeding project of The American Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) through National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) head quarters 

▪ Rearing of instars and young with special interests in dietary research and sediment preference 

Schooner Inc. New Haven, CT 

June ‘08 – August ‘08 Educator 

▪ Travel the greater New Haven County to educate the public about local estuary ecology 

▪ Co-led summer maritime programs; transformed 15-20, 12 year olds into naturalists 

▪ Crew of The S/V Quinnipiack 


EXPERIENCE: Stonington Shellfish Commission Stonington, CT 

January ’10 – August ‘13 Enthusiast 

▪ Attend monthly meetings and events to gain a better understanding of town shellfish operations & local permitting 

▪ Aid with reseeding of non-commercial beds 

Mystic Aquarium Mystic, CT 

April ‘11 – Sept. ‘12 Docent 

▪ Educate patrons through hands-on experiences and interpretations of exhibits 

New Haven Sound School New Haven, CT 

May ‘08 – ‘09 Lab Tech 

▪ Routine upkeep of the fisheries lab, daily water quality testing, dietary prep and feeding 

▪ Manage fish stock populations through sampling and culling 

▪ Mentor high school students on projects, lab practices and safety 

▪ Gained exposure to the hardships of phytoplankton culture 

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Milford, CT 

October ‘07 – ‘09 Research Assistant to Sheila Stiles, Geneticist 

▪ Implemented cleaning regiments for trays, tanks, and raceways 

▪ Counting, classifying and separation of shellfish 

▪ Scale the growth and health of individual populations of bay scallops 

CERTIFICATIONS: 100 Gross Ton Coastal Captains license through the USCG 

CPR and First Aid (American Red Cross cert. 653998) 

Open water PADI SCUBA – Continuing training to achieve skills for scientific diving 

Seafood HACCP, as certified by the AFDO 

WA State driver’s license

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