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Educational Programs

University of Maryland Extension Aquaculture Programs

We offer a range of evening and day-long workshops as well as in-depth short courses and other educational events that are designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to help you enter this industry and develop the expertise needed for success.  If you see a workshop you are interested in, please call to RSVP so we have enough seats and program materials.

Matt Parker, Aquaculture Business Specialist, Prince Georges County Extension Office
Phone: 301-868-8780; Email:

Don Webster, Regional Extension Specialist, Wye Research & Education Center
Phone: 410-827-8056; Email:

We would like to extend a thank you to the Watermans Association for another great expo. The 46th Annual East Coast Commercial Fisherman's and Aquaculture Trade Expo was held in January, 2020 in Ocean City, MD. The presentations this year related to aquaculture are below for review.

Donald Webster, UME - Aquaculture Overview

Jonathan Van Senten, VTech & Engle-Stone Aquatics - Economic Impact

Greg Sandi, MDE - Nutrient Trading

Kim Coulbourne, MDH - ISSC Issues

Justin Guthrie, Willcox Savage - Maritime Law

Rob Cerda, Crop Insurance Systems - Crop Insurance for Aquaculture

Bob Fisher, VIMS - LFE Catfish

Tina Berger, ASMFC - An Overview


View our Complete Workshop Course and Tradeshow Brochure Here

Archived Materials are always available-

Click Here for Materials from past Educational Programs

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