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Sea Grant Activities at the Triennial Aquaculture Conference 2019

Sea Grant professionals from across the country will attend the triennial aquaculture conference in March 2019. The conference is a joint meeting of the World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, and the National Aquaculture Association.

Sea Grant Outreach Booth

Visit the Sea Grant booth (#116) to learn more about the research, extension, and education activities Sea Grant professionals and funded researchers are doing in the field of aquaculture. Visitors to the booth may also ask questions about three funding opportunities to advance aquaculture currently open. 

Sea Grant Presentations

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Managing Vibrios in Shellfish Aquaculture Friday, March 8 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Balcony L

 

Oysters South: Oyster Aquaculture in the Southeastern USA 2:45 pm to 5:00 pm Balcony I

WATER COLUMN OYSTER AQUACULTURE IN THE CHOPTANK RIVER, MARYLAND:
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CULTURE METHODS Shannon Hood, Matt Parker, Don Webster 2:30

GEAR TYPE COMPARISON FOR OFF-BOTTOM OYSTER AQUACULTURE IN
FLORIDA, USA Natalie Simon, Leslie Sturmer, Reggie Markham 2:45

EFFICACY OF BIOFOULING MITIGATION METHODS FOR FLOATING CAGE
PRODUCTION OF SOUTHEASTERN TRIPLOID EASTERN OYSTERS Crassostrea
virginica Shannon E. Kirk, Thomas H. Bliss, Julie E. Davis, William C. Walton, Charles R. Weirich, Robert B. Bringolf 3:00

COMPARING OFF-BOTTOM TECHNIQUES OF OYSTER AQUACULTURE Crassostrea
virginica ON BIOFOULING IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO Ellis L. Chapman, Julie Davis, Jason Rider, Leslie Sturmer, William C. Walton, John E. Supan 3:15

EFFECTS OF LARVAL GROWTH DIFFERENCES UPON THE FIELD PERFORMANCE
OF CULTURED EASTERN OYSTERS Crassostrea virginica Kelsey A. Bisker, F. Scott Rikard, William C. Walton 3:30

TESTING CAUSES OF DIFFERENTIAL MORTALITY RATES BETWEEN TRIPLOID AND DIPLOID EASTERN OYSTERS Crassostrea virginica IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO Sarah R. Bodenstein, William C. Walton 3:45

EFFECTS OF GEAR TYPE AND SEASON ON Vibrio parahaemolyticus AND V.vulnificus IN FARM-RAISED OYSTERS Crassostrea virginica AFTER ROUTINE HANDLING Victoria L. Pruente, William C. Walton, Jessica L. Jones 4:00

INSIGHT INTO THE CONTEMPORARY DISEASE STATUS OF GULF OYSTER
POPULATIONS Ryan B. Carnegie 4:15

ARE WE DOING OYSTER AQUACULTURE A DISSERVICE BY IGNORING CULTURAL ECOSYSTEM SERVICES Adriane Michaelis, Don Webster, William C. Walton, L. Jen Shaffer 4:30

Managing Vibrios in Shellfish Aquaculture 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Balcony L Chairs: Steve Jones(NH SG), Cheryl Whistler

 

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Mollusc Restoration 8:30 AM – 5:00  Balcony I

OYSTER REEF RESTORATION AND EDUCATION THROUGH OYSTER GARDENING Emma Cochran   9:15

Decapod Crustaceans 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Galeries 4

LOUISIANA’S FARM CRAWFISH Procambarus clarkii INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Mark Shirley, C. Greg Lutz   1:45

CHARACTERIZATION OF SOFT SHELL BLUE CRAB PRACTICES IN LOUISIANA, MARYLAND, AND VIRGINIA Julie A. Lively, Eric J. Schott, Hamish J. Small   3:30

Harmful Algae 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Salon H

BIOTOXIN ACCUMULATION AND DEPURATION IN FIELD EXPOSED ROCK SCALLOPS Crassadoma gigantea: A PREREQUISITE FOR CULTURING THE WEST COAST NATIVE Katie Houle, Bobbi Hudson, Joth Davis, Sandra Shumway, Steve Morton, Jerry Borchert, Brent Vadopalas   2:00

 

OFFSHORE AQUACULTURE 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM Galeries 3

COMMERCIAL SCALE OFFSHORE AQUACULTURE DEMONSTRATION, TRAINING AND PERMITTING ASSISTANCE TO INCREASE STEELHEAD TROUT AND BLUE MUSSEL PRODUCTION IN NEW ENGLAND

Michael Chambers, Corey Sullivan, Rob Swift, Igor Tsukrov, Chris Duffy, Erik Chapman 9:45

 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Sea Grant Booth (#116) at Trade Show 10:00 am to 1:30 pm

Robert Ray (LA SG) – all day; Brooke Carney, Audrey Maran, Kola Garber, Meredith Muth (NSGO) – in and out

Sea Grant Booth breakdown and load out 1:30 pm

 

Planning Initiatives to Grow Aquaculture Balcony I 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

SEA GRANT 10-YEAR AQUACULTURE VISION

LaDon Swann 8:45

 

THE GULF OF MEXICO SHELLFISH INITIATIVE: USING STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACK AS A STEPPING STONE TO IMPLEMENT NEXT STEPS

Bethany A. Walton, D. LaDon Swann, William C. Walton 9:45

 

OYSTER SOUTH: GROWING THE SOUTHERN FARM-RAISED OYSTER COMMUNITY

Bethany A. Walton, William C. Walton, Bryan T. Rackley 11:00

 

DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SHELLFISH INITIATIVE

Charles Weirich, Erin Fleckenstein, Todd Miller, Jacob Boyd, Steven Murphey, Kenneth Riley 11:45

 

THE NORTH CAROLINA SHELLFISH INITIATIVE – RESTORATION, PROTECTION, AND MANAGEMENT

Jacob Boyd, Charles R. Weirich, Erin Fleckenstein, Todd Miller, Stephen Murphey, Kenneth Riley   12:00

 

BARRIERS TO NEW YORK AQUACULTURE WITH A FOCUS ON THE GREAT LAKES BASIN: CAN WE PLAN INITIATIVES AND GROW THE INDUSTRY?

Jesse M. Lepak 12:15

 

FACILITATING A PLAN TO EXPAND ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL BENEFITS OF CONNECTICUT SHELLFISH

Tessa Getchis, Julie Rose, Nancy Balcom, Anoushka Concepcion, Sylvain De Guise

1:30

 

MA-ShellfAST: A GIS-BASED TOOL FOR SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE SITING AND PERMITTING

Read Porter, Rebecca Kihslinger, Brooke Hodge, Michael Tlusty, Diane Murphy

2:00

 

Navigating the Legal Complexity of Shellfish Aquaculture Permitting 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Balcony M

 

MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE IN FEDERAL WATERS OF THE EEZ:
AGENCIES, INDUSTRY, AND ACADEMIA WORKING THROUGH COMPLIANCE
REQUIREMENTS

Catherine Courtier 8:30
 

THE LYNNHAVEN RIVER IN VIRGINIA: AN EVOLVING RESPONSE TO LOCAL
AQUACULTURE CONFLICTS
Elizabeth Andrews, Angela King 8:45

 

GEORGIA CASE STUDY: THE CHALLENGE OF KEEPING LAWS AND POLICIES IN
SYNC WITH ADVANCES IN OYSTER FARMING METHODS
Shana Jones, Danielle Goshen 9:00

ZONING AND SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF LOCAL LAND USE PLANNING DECISIONS

Amanda Nichols 9:15

SHELLFISH NURSERY FACILITY SITING: THE VIEW FROM RHODE ISLAND

Read Porter 9:30

 

AQUACULTURE EDUCATION, EXTENSION AND OUTREACH 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Galleries 4

 

NATIONAL AQUACULTURE EXTENSION CONFERENCE SURVEY YIELDS STRATEGIC ISSUES, NEEDS AND ACTIONS TO ADDRESS AGING EXTENSION WORKFORCE AND PERCEPTIONS ON AQUACULTURE

Samuel S. Chan, Forrest Wynne, Gary Fornshell, Gene Kim 8:45 am

 

LEARNING ABOUT SEAFOOD: SUPPORTING NOAA’S AQUACULTURE EFFORTS THROUGH EDUCATION

Christos Michalopoulos, Linda Anne Chilton, Cynthia Sandoval 9:30  am

 

PEER TO PIER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR OYSTER AQUACULTURE

Russell Grice, William Walton 9:45 am

 

FISH TO DISH COLLABORATIVE INTERNSHIP AND EDUCATION PROGRAM

Michael Ciaramella, Stephen Frattini 11:45 am

 

DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA SHELLFISH INITIATIVE

Charles Weirich, Erin Fleckenstein, Todd Miller, Jacob Boyd, Steven Murphey, Kenneth Riley 11:45 am

 

THE NORTH CAROLINA SHELLFISH INITIATIVE – RESTORATION, PROTECTION, AND MANAGEMENT

Jacob Boyd, Charles R. Weirich, Erin Fleckenstein, Todd Miller, Stephen Murphey, Kenneth Riley 12:00 pm

 

FACILITATING A PLAN TO EXPAND ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL BENEFITS OF CONNECTICUT SHELLFISH

Tessa Getchis, Julie Rose, Nancy Balcom, Anoushka Concepcion, Sylvain De Guise

1:30 pm

 

YOUTH EDUCATION IN AQUACULTURE: CONNECTING HIGH SCHOOLS AND
PRODUCERS ACROSS THE MIDWEST TO ENSURE A FUTURE FOR AQUACULTURE

Elliot Nelson, Barbara Evans 2:30
 

STATUS OF MARINE FINFISH SPECIES FOR U.S. AQUACULTURE 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Galeries 3

 

THE STATUS OF BLACK SEA BASS Centropristis striata AS A COMMERCIALLY READY SPECIES FOR U.S. MARINE AQUACULTURE

Wade O. Watanabe, Patrick M. Carroll, Md Shah Alam, Christopher D. Bentley, Ted M. Davis, Clarke J. Morton, John C. Graham 2:00

 

THE STATUS OF FLORIDA POMPANO Trachinotus carolinus AS A COMMERCIALLY READY SPECIES FOR MARINE U.S. AQUACULTURE

Charles Weirich, M.L. Anderson, R.M. Baptiste, F.T. Bueno, J. Cardenas, F.G. Cavalin, D.S. Cerino, M.D. Chambers, D.A. Davis, D.P. Farkas, B.A. Garr, C.T. Gothreaux, D.R. Groat, K.L. Main, J.M. Milchman, D.E. Mowry, T.J. Pfeiffer, M.J. Resley, N.L. Rhody, M.A. Rhodes, M.A. Riche, K.L. Riley, E.S. Wagner, P.S. Wills, P.N. Woodward 4:00

 

BIVALVE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Balcony L

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH TO UNDERSTAND THE ECOLOGICAL ROLE OF SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE USING UNDERWATER VIDEO IN WASHINGTON STATE, USA

Molly Bogeberg, Bridget Ferriss, Beth Sanderson, Jodie Toft 4:15

 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Seaweed Aquaculture and Biomass Utilization 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Salon C

INVESTIGATING THE VIABILITY OF GRACILARIA TIKVAHIAE AS A CANDIDATE SPECIES FOR COMMERCIAL AQUACULTURE IN CONNECTICUT

Anoushka Concepcion 12:00 pm

 

Clams 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Balcony L

EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL FOR SUNRAY VENUS CLAM Macrocallista nimbosa AQUACULTURE IN NORTH CAROLINA: INITIAL PRODUCTION TRIALS

Charles R. Weirich, Ami E. Wilbur, David S. Cerino 12:15

 

Species Diversification Monday, March 11 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Salon H

LOUISIANA’S FARM ALLIGATOR Alligator mississippiensis INDUSTRY LEADS TO WETLAND CONSERVATION

Mark G. Shirley 2:45

 

AQUATOOLS: SMART SITING AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR A GROWING AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Galeries 4

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH TO UNDERSTAND THE ECOLOGICAL ROLE OF SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE USING UNDERWATER VIDEO IN WASHINGTON STATE, USA

Molly Bogeberg 11:15

 

NAVIGATING THE SITE SELECTION PROCESS: THE CONNECTICUT AQUACULTURE MAPPING ATLAS

Tessa Getchis 1:45

 

PERCEPTIONS AND SOCIAL ISSUES IN AQUACULTURE 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Salon D

PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTIONS, AND PREFERENCES TOWARDS CONNECTICUT WILD-CAUGHT AND FARMED SEAFOOD

Tessa Getchis, Miriah Kelly, Anoushka Concepcion, John Bovay 3:30

 

ECONOMICS AND MARKETING – PART 2 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Galeries 1

MARYLAND OYSTER BUDGETS: CRITICAL INFORMATION FOR SHELLFISH PRODUCERS

Matt Parker, Carole Engle, Jonathan van Senten, Donald Webster 12:15

 

OYSTERS – PART 2 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Balcony K

NEW OYSTER GEAR TRIALS AND LESSONS LEARNED IN ALASKA

Bobbi Hudson, Carter Newell, Gary Freitag   11:00

 

MODELED ESTIMATES OF NUTRIENT REDUCTION FROM OYSTER FARMS IN MARYLAND’S CHESAPEAKE BAY

Matt Parker, Suzanne B. Bricker, Joao G. Ferreira, Alhambra M. Cubillo 11:45

 

SEAFOOD: ENHANCING POST-HARVEST PRACTICES, THE WORKFORCE, AND OUR CONSUMER BASE 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Salon H

9:30 Dennis McIntosh, Grant Blank, Daniel Grosse, Robert Lane, Dorothy Leonard, Paul Snyder PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR POST-HARVEST PURIFICATION OF OYSTERS

 

ABALONE AND SCALLOPS 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Balcony L

MORTALITY AND MIGRATION OF HATCHERY-REARED BAY SCALLOPS Argopecten irradians IN NORTH CAROLINA SEAGRASS BEDS

R. Patrick Lyon, David B. Eggleston, Gabriel J. Hopkins, Charles R. Weirich, Ami Wilbur, David Cerino 9:00

 

PERCID CULTURE Monday, March 11 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Galeries 2

OPTIMIZING WALLEYE Sander vitreus AND HYBRID WALLEYE Sander canadense TANK STOCKING DENSITY AND PERFORMANCE IN A TRADITIONAL RECIRCULATING AQUACULTURE SYSTEM (RAS) FOR COMMERCIAL FOOD FISH PRODUCTION

Gregory J. Fischer 8:30

 

TECHNICAL TRAINING VIDEOS ON INTENSIVE REARING OF WALLEYE Sander vitreus AND SAUGEYE Sander vitreus × Sander canadensis

Emma Wiermaa, Greg Fischer, Chris Hartleb, Kendall Holmes 9:15

 

SEAFOOD: ENHANCING POST-HARVEST PRACTICES, THE WORKFORCE, AND OUR CONSUMER BASE 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Salon H

SEAFOOD SERVERS, KNOW THY SEAFOOD: PILOT EFFORTS TO DEVELOP A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

William Walton, Bethany Walton 8:30

 

ANTIOXIDANT CAPABILITIES OF EXTRACTS PREPARED FROM RED ALGAE Porphyra haitanensis AND THEIR POTENTIAL APPLICATION AS NATURAL FOOD ADDITIVES

Chengchu Liu, Guoling Zhao 8:45

 

EVALUATION AND DETERMINATION OF A STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR QUALITY ENHANCEMENT: LOUISIANA LIMITED WILD PLATE FROZEN SHRIMP

Nicholas A. Haddad, Julie A. Lively 9:00

 

SEAFOOD SCIENCE AND AQUACULTURE: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION

Michael Ciaramella, Jack Novak 9:15

 

PREVENTATIVE CONTROLS FOR FOOD SAFETY IN AQUACULTURE PRODUCTS 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Salon H

ESSENTIAL EVIDENCE FOR FOOD SAFETY IN AQUACULTURE PRODUCTS

Steve Otwell, Michael H. Schwarz, Michael L. Jahncke, Brett Koonse   10:45

 

MEETING: Sea Grant Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood group 2:00 pm

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