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March 19, 2015 |


E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,
Chuck Weirich, 252-222-6314,

Posted Thursday, March 19, 2015

Updated March 27, 2015, with a link to the agenda.

North Carolina and Virginia Sea Grant programs are collaborating to highlight best management practices, or BMPs, for marine finfish aquaculture in North Carolina.

finfish aquaculture in NC

Chuck Weirich, North Carolina Sea Grant aquaculture specialist, says there is great potential for marine finfish aquaculture in the state. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

This training session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 15 at North Carolina State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City.

“We will cover a variety of topics for folks interested in the great potential for marine finfish aquaculture,” says Chuck Weirich, North Carolina Sea Grant’s aquaculture specialist. “This workshop will help set the stage for development of this industry in the state.”

Discussions will include an overview of the state’s current rules and regulations, and candidate species for production in North Carolina, along with BMPs for various production methods, systems and management techniques.

The training is free and open to the first 35 registrants. To sign up, contact Vanda Lewis at 252-222-6307 or Lunch will be provided. For details, see this information sheet at The agenda is at

Other partners include Carteret Community College, CMAST, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and University of Maryland.


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