University of Maryland Extension

Aquaculture

Donald Webster - Regional Extension Specialist
Email: dwebster@umd.edu

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: http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/programs/extension/aquaculture/

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center (NRAC): http://nrac.umd.edu/index.cfm

Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Siting Tool: http://dnrweb.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/aquatool/aquatool_preuser.asp

Maryland Shellfish Lease Applications: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/oysters/industry/aquaculture/

Aquaculture Coordinating Council:  http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/management/?com=acc

Maryland Oyster Advisory Commission: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/management/?com=oac

Aquaplant – Nuisance Aquatic Plant Identification and Control: http://aquaplant.tamu.edu/

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