Aquaculture Education Video Series
Biofouling Dip Tutorial (Brine Solution)
Extension Specialist Shannon Hood teaches you how to create a brine solution to clean off your oyster production gear.
Biofouling Dip Tutorial (Vinegar Solution)
Extension Specialist Shannon Hood teaches you how to create a vinegar solution to clean off your oyster production gear.
Remote Setting Part 1: Site Selection
Extension Specialist Shannon Hood teaches you how to install, operate, and maintain a remote setting system for the purpose of producing spat on shell for submerged land leases. In part 1, Shannon describes what you need to look for when selecting a location to start your remote setting operation.
Remote Setting Part 2: Components of a Tank System
In part 2, Shannon Hood describes the best practices and components of building a tank system.
Remote Setting Part 3: Loading the Tank and Introducing Larvae
In part 3, Shannon Hood describes the best practices and components of building a tank system.
Remote Setting Part 4: Assessing Settlement
In part 4, Shannon Hood talks about how to check if your oyster larvae have set and what to do next with your newly settled spat on shell.
Remote Setting Part 5: Cleaning and Winterizing Tanks
In part 5, Shannon Hood describes how to clean and winterize your tanks to protect your equipment during the winter season.
From the Water to Mouthwatering: Perspectives from the Oyster Industry
Learn the history of the oyster industry in the Chesapeake Bay region, from the history of oyster harvesting and the decline of the fishery over time. Also discussed is the often-overlooked contributions of African Americans to the maritime and seafood processing industry.
In the second video in this series we interviewed Simon and Rachel Dean from Patuxent River Seafood and Bill Sieling, Executive Director of Chesapeake Bay Seafood Industries Association. They discuss their experiences with the wild harvest.
The third video in the series features interviews with Imani Black, Founder and CEO of Minorities in Aquaculture, Brian Russell, Southern Maryland Shellfish Growers Assoc. President and co-owner of Shore Thing Shellfish LLC., and Mandy Burch also the co-owner of Shore Thing Shellfish LLC.
This video features Allison Colden, Maryland Senior Fisheries Scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and David Sikorski, Executive Director at the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland. Both Colden and Sikorski describe their perspectives on restoration and conservation in regards to the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay.
This video features interviews with Dr. Matt Gray from UMCES HPL and Dr. Ming Liu from MSU PEARL. Dr. Gray discusses his research that focuses on environmental conditions and their physiological effects on oysters. Dr. Ming Liu discusses using genomic selection techniques to improve oyster survival and growth to improve oyster broodstock while also dispelling myths about genetic selection.
In this video, members of the seafood industry give us their perspectives on the oyster industry.
Bolstering the Maryland Oyster Aquaculture Industry
Oyster aquaculture is a growing industry in Maryland, attracting people from diverse backgrounds. Learn about this industry which provides an opportunity to feed a growing population, while providing ecological benefits that can benefit all of us.
Aquaculture Business Planning Webinar
Many factors can influence the success of your aquaculture business. None may be as important as a sound and thorough business plan.
Shuck At Home
How to Shuck an Oyster
Learn how to safely shuck an oyster with Shannon Hood, associate aquaculture agent with Maryland Sea Grant Extension.
Use your freezer as an oyster shucking tool
Can your freezer help you open oysters at home? Absolutely! Our own Matt Parker, an aquaculture business specialist, with Extension shows you how.
Learn how to prepare Oysters Rockefeller with Brendan Campbell, a graduate research assistant at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
Fried Oyster Sliders
Learn how to prepare fried oyster sliders with Brendan Campbell, a graduate research assistant at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
Learn how to prepare Oyster Mignonette with Brendan Campbell, a graduate research assistant at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
The grill is a great place to prepare fresh oysters! Our own Matt Parker, an aquaculture business specialist, with Extension shows you how...
How to Shuck Chesapeake-style
Learn how to shuck an oyster Chesapeake-style with this educational demo by Ted Cooney of Madhouse Oysters.
Learn how to shuck oysters with this MDSG Extension Agent Shannon Hood, then use those oysters in the stuffing recipe shown here.
Shuck without a Knife!
No knife? No problem! Extension specialist Shannon Hood shows you how to open oysters without a knife using five other "tools" around a home: an oven, grill, toaster over, freezer, and microwave.
Meet the Seafood Safety and Technology Specialist
Cathy Liu, Ph.D., is a Maryland Sea Grant Extension specialist who works to improve Maryland's seafood industry. She shares expertise and training for food safety and helps develop new methods of seafood processing.
Maryland Crabmeat Quality Assurance and Inspection Program
This program is a voluntary quality management program for Maryland crab processors. Participants in this program undergo evaluations and assistance beyond the regular inspections performed by health regulators.