University of Maryland Extension

2013 Maryland AquaCulture Conference


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Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference 2013- April 8, 2013
Contacts: Don Webster or Martha Milligan, Wye Research and Education Center
Phone: (410) 827-8056, Email: or


Key Conference Presentations

  • Maryland Aquaculture: Moving Forward
    Karl Roscher, MD Department of Natural Resources
  • Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Siting Tool (pdf)
    Kelly Greenhawk, MD Dept of Natural Resources
  • Producer Panel: How We Grow
    Moderator: Karl Roscher, MD DNR
    Jim Swartzenberg, J&B Aquafoods, Jacksonville, NC
    Skip Bennett, Island Creek Oyster Co., Duxbury, MA
    Bill Dewey, Taylor Shellfish Farms, Shelton, WA
    Charles Purdy, Bay Enterprises Limited, Malagash, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Finding A Voice: Producer Organizations
    Moderator: Peter Bergstrom, NOAA
    East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Bob Rheault, Executive Director
    Southern Maryland Oyster Growers Association, Brian Russell, President
    North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association, Jim Swartzenberg, Past President
  • What Buyers Want: Marketing Your Product
    Moderator: Steve Vilnit
    Maryland DNR Shellfish Marketing for Profitable Sales, Steve Vilnit, MD DNR
    Wholesale, John Rorabaugh, ProFish Ltd, Washington, DC
    Supermarket retail, TBA
    Restaurant, Brian McComas, Ryleigh’s Oyster Bar, Baltimore MD


Sponsored by:

University of Maryland Extension
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Oyster Recovery Partnership
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

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