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Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference - February 12, 2019 Register now

Join the Maryland Shellfish Growers Network and our partners for a day of information sharing, networking, and discussion on the most pressing topics affecting Maryland's shellfish aquaculture industry. Industry experts, scientists, and managers will discuss recent regulatory developments, opportunities to grow production and marketing of Maryland oysters, and growers' vision for the future of the industry.

Registration for the Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference is $35. Please register online before February 5, 2019. Registration for members of the Maryland Shellfish Growers Network is free. If you are a Network member and have not received your link to member registration, please contact Allison Colden at or 410-268-8816.

The 45th East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Exposition was held in Ocean City, Maryland January 18th - 20th, 2019.  If you made it to the show but missed the seminar's or if you couldn't make it at all, below are the presentations given.  Seminar agenda and Speaker contact information also provided. Click the titles below to view.    

Seminar Program Agenda

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Tina Berger

Dealing with Hatcheries, Mike Congrove

Aquaculture and Fisheries: Shared Threats and Shared Opportunities, Bob Rheault

Maryland Shellfish Growers Network: How We Can Help You, Allison Colden

Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program, Karen Hudson & Bob Fisher

Regulatory Effects on the Value of Shellfish Aquaculture, Jonathan van Senten, PhD & Carole R. Engle, PhD

Financing Fisheries and Aquaculture Business, Don Webster

Speaker Contact Information






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