University of Maryland Extension


Your assistance is needed by the Maryland Shellfish Growers Network to participate in a survey that will determine the economic impact of the oyster aquaculture industry in Maryland. Critical information from Maryland growers is needed regarding the economic benefits of the industry and its associated supply chain that can be used to demonstrate the importance of aquaculture to the state of Maryland.
All information provided will be strictly confidential and participants information will not be associated with any identifying information and will be maintained in accordance with a strict data management policy.
Please contact Charles T Clark to conduct the interview.
Charles T. Clark

Aquaculture Research Specialist

Virginia Tech Seafood AREC


Tel: 757-391-4007



The 45th East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Exposition was held in Ocean City, Maryland January 18th - 20th, 2019.  If you made it to the show but missed the seminar's or if you couldn't make it at all, below are the presentations given.  Seminar agenda and Speaker contact information also provided. Click the titles below to view.    

Seminar Program Agenda

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Tina Berger

Dealing with Hatcheries, Mike Congrove

Aquaculture and Fisheries: Shared Threats and Shared Opportunities, Bob Rheault

Maryland Shellfish Growers Network: How We Can Help You, Allison Colden

Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program, Karen Hudson & Bob Fisher

Regulatory Effects on the Value of Shellfish Aquaculture, Jonathan van Senten, PhD & Carole R. Engle, PhD

Financing Fisheries and Aquaculture Business, Don Webster

Speaker Contact Information






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