University of Maryland Extension


Donald Webster - Regional Extension Specialist

UME Extension Program: Aquaculture

Programs: Commercial and restoration aquaculture; aquaculture development; commercial fisheries; pond management; control of nuisance aquatic plants.

Membership: Chairman, Aquaculture Coordinating Council; Maryland Oyster Advisory Commission;  State representative, Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center Extension Project; World Aquaculture Society; United States Aquaculture Association; National Shellfisheries Association; East Coast Shellfish Growers Association; Licensed Pesticide Applicator in Aquatic and Research & Demonstration categories.

Area of Expertise: Commercial aquaculture; aquaculture policy; commercial fisheries; pond management; aquatic weed control; scientific diving operations.

Useful web links:

UMD Aquaculture Information:

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center (NRAC):

Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Siting Tool:

Maryland Shellfish Lease Applications:

Aquaculture Coordinating Council:

Maryland Oyster Advisory Commission:

Aquaplant – Nuisance Aquatic Plant Identification and Control:

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