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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 44th East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Exposition was held in Ocean City, Maryland January 12th-14th, 2018.  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.  Click the titles below to view.   

Maryland Seafood Marketing Commission Activities, Ron Buckhalt, MDA
How Much Does Government Cost the Shellfish Industry? Jonathan van Senten, Va Tech

Our Farm Is Underwater! Shannon Hood, Horn Point

Tracking Harmful Algal Blooms, Kim Reece, VIMS

Disease: Our Ever-present Problem, Ryan Carnegie, VIMS

BMPs for Nutrient Reduction, Suzanne Bricker, NOAA, Matt Parker, UMD Extension

The Five W’s of the Maryland Seafood Cooperative, Stephan Abel, ORP

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