Updated Jan. 26 with Carteret Community College campus map and agenda.
Join North Carolina Sea Grant at a free shellfish aquaculture workshop on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Morehead City. The session, held in conjunction with the N.C. Aquaculture Development Conference, will be at Carteret Community College’s Bryant Building, at 205 College Circle (campus map).
“There will be a wealth of information provided on a number of oyster- and clam-farming topics for potential and established growers, including site selection, leasing procedures, business-plan development, culture gear and techniques, harvest and storage regulations, marketing strategies, and USDA programs available to producers,” says Chuck Weirich, Sea Grant marine aquaculture specialist. “In addition, an established North Carolina producer will provide a perspective on farming high-quality, local shellfish.”
Gef Flimlin, who specializes in commercial fisheries and aquaculture as a marine extension agent with Rutgers University, will offer an overview of shellfish aquaculture and its development in the mid-Atlantic.
Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend but registration is required and will be limited to 75 attendees. To sign up, contact Vanda Lewis, at 252-222-6307 or firstname.lastname@example.org, by Feb. 4, 2017.
The N.C. Aquaculture Development Conference is set for Feb. 10 and 11 in New Bern. Learn about the development of aquaculture in North Carolina, as well as view the latest aquaculture equipment and products. Participants also can sign up for pre-conference aquaponics workshops and farm tours. Early bird registration ends Feb. 2. For details, visit www.ncaquaculture.org.
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