Cat Cove Marine Laboratory
The Cat Cove Marine Laboratory supports the aquaculture and marine biology programs at Salem State University. It is the home of the Northeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center (NEMAC). The mission of the Cat Cove Marine Laboratory is to develop research and technologies in aquaculture as well as increasing the understanding of marine organisms and ecosystems, through research, education, and outreach.
There was a plan in 1994 to move Cat Cove lab because of the excavation of the secondary sewerage treatment plant down the street, but the move was deemed unnecessary after all.
Cat Cove used to be a public swimming pool, Smith Pool, until is was closed in 1942.
Vertical File in Salem Collection - Cat Cove Marine Lab
"Salem's Cat Cove; perpetuating state's shellfishing tradition while providing quality seafood" Salem News, July 2, 2011, p. 11