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Registration Extended for Aug. 12 Shellfish Farming Workshop


Chuck Weirich, 252-222-6314,

Posted July 14, 2017. Updated Aug. 9, 2017.

Note: This news item was updated to reflect the new registration deadline and contact. 

Potential and established shellfish growers, as well as folks interested in learning about shellfish farming, can sign up for a free workshop on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hand holding one oyster
Learn about shellfish farming at a workshop in August. Photo by Ryan Belter.

This is a new date for the event, to be held at the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute at 850 N.C. 345 in Wanchese.

With a focus on oyster farming, the workshop is being offered by North Carolina Sea Grant, in cooperation with CSI, the N.C. Shellfish Growers Association and Carteret Community College. The meeting is funded through a grant from the NOAA Sea Grant Extension and Technology Transfer Program.

“Information will be provided on a number of oyster and clam farming topics, including site selection, leasing procedures, culture gear and techniques, harvest and storage regulations, farm budgets, marketing strategies, and USDA programs available to producers,” says Chuck Weirich, Sea Grant marine aquaculture specialist.

“Environmental and economic benefits of shellfish farming also will be discussed and attendees will receive an update on legislative actions relevant to the developing industry.”

Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required and will be limited to 100 attendees. To sign up, contact Weirich at 252-222-6314 or, by Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.

Go to for directions. Signs will direct you to parking and the meeting site.

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