University of Maryland Extension

2010 Maryland Aquaculture Conference

November 9-10, 2010
Doubletree Hotel, Annapolis Maryland

Contacts: Don Webster or Martha Milligan, Wye Research and Education Center
Phone: (410) 827-8056, Email: or

Click on "slides" links below to see selected conference presentations

Key Presentations

Setting the Stage — Moderator, Karl Roscher, MDA

"Aquaculture as Agriculture", Hon. Earl Hance, MDA
"Maryland's Changing Shellfish Program", Hon. John Griffin, DNR
Working for You: Aquaculture Review Board & Coordinating Council, Karl Roscher, MDA (slides, 1.9 MB)
Maryland's Leasing Program — Moderator, Don Webster, UMD
2009 Lease Law: Rebuilding Our Industry - Don Webster, UMD (slides, 4.1 MB)
Permits for Off Bottom Shellfish Culture - Karl Roscher, MDA
Procedures for Existing and New Leases & Aquaculture Enterprise Zones - Kate Busch, DNR
Aquaculture Production — Moderator, Don Meritt, UMD
Shellfish Production Methods, Larvae & Seed - Don Meritt, UMD
Disease Outlook & Management - Chris Dungan, DNR (slides, 652 KB)
Learning for Success: Aquaculture Education & Training Program - Don Webster, UMD (slides, 60 KB)
Oyster Lines for Increased Production — Stan Allen, VIMS
Locating Shell & Cultch & Importing Material - Mike Naylor, DNR (slides, 232 KB)
Protecting Your Product - Joe Gill, DNR
Producers Panel — Moderator, Bruce Vogt, NOAA
-->Doug McMinn, Chesapeake Bay Oyster Company, VA
Rick Karney, Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Company, MA (slides, 1.7 MB)
Jon Farrington, Johnny Oysterseed, MD (slides, 304 KB)
Dick Balling & Cheyenne Abbott, Stump Cove Oyster Company, MD (slides, 312 KB)
Partners for Industry Growth - Moderator, Don Webster, UMD
Representing Your Industry - Kurt Fuchs, Maryland Farm Bureau
A National Voice for Shellfish - Bob Rheault, East Coast Shellfish Growers Association (ECSGA) (slides, 1.2 MB)
Supporting Aquaculture Development - Stephan Abel, Oyster Recovery Partnership (slides, 1.2 MB)
Producing Quality Shellfish - Moderator, Karl Roscher, MDA
Vibrio Issues in Shellfish - Bob Rheault, ECSGA (slides, 1.4 MB)
Maryland Programs for Quality Assurance - Erin Butler, MD Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene
Marketing Shellfish - Moderator, Don Webster, UMD
Marketing Concepts - TBA
Maryland Marketing Programs - Noreen Eberly, MDA (slides, 1.1 MB)
Transitioning from Harvester to Grower - Perry Raso, Rhode Island (slides, 1.6 MB)
Business Planning - Moderator, Doug Lipton, UMD
Business Models for Shellfish, Doug Lipton, UMD (slides, 208 KB)
Developing a Successful Plan for Your Business, Shannon Dill, UMD (slides, 3.4 MB)
Financing Shellfish Aquaculture - Bruce Vogt, NOAA
Maryland Agriculture and Resource Based Industries Development Corporation - Steve McHenry, MARBIDCO (slides, 3.4 MB)
NOAA Fisheries Finance Center - Dave Alves, NOAA
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Jon Hall, NRCS
Conference Summary & Future Plans - Don Webster, UMD

Sponsored by

University of Maryland
Maryland Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office and the Oyster Recovery Partnership

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