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. 5, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute at 850 NC 345 in Wanchese. Go here for directions.
The event, with a focus on oyster farming, 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.
“Participants will learn about 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. “In addition, speakers will discuss the environmental and economic benefits of shellfish farming, and provide 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. Sign up by Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, by contacting Vanda Lewis at 252-222-6307 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Weirich at 252-222-6314 or email@example.com.
For more information on shellfish farming, go to ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/aquaculture.
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