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Sea Grant to Participate in Aquaculture America 2020

Aloha! On February 9-12, Sea Grant aquaculture professionals will join thousands of other aquaculture researchers, practitioners, regulators, suppliers and others in Honolulu, Hawaii for the Aquaculture America 2020 conference. 

If attending the conference, be sure to stop by the Sea Grant booth (#108) for information on how Sea Grant applies research, extension and education to advance sustainable aquaculture in the U.S. Sea Grant efforts include research and technology transfer, understanding permitting barriers, working with businesses to develop successful models and supporting career development of future aquaculture professionals. 

Sea Grant has a current funding opportunity open focused on the economics and market needs of the U.S. aquaculture industry. 

In addition to having an informational booth at the conference trade show, many Sea Grant professionals will be presenting their work. 

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Monday, February 10

11:00 a.m., Creating Free Customizable Marketing Resources to Connect Producers to End Users (Michael Ciaramella, New York Sea Grant)

11:15 a.m., Opportunities for Multi-trophic Aquaculture in Hawaii and the Pacific (Michael Chambers and Gabby Bradt, New Hampshire Sea Grant)

2:00 p.m., Assessing the Effectiveness of Desiccation in Controlling Biofouling in Water Column Cultured Oysters Crassostrea Virginica in Three Chesapeake Bay Locations (Shannon Hood, Maryland Sea Grant)

3:00 p.m., Commercial Rock Scallop Culture: What Does it Hinge on? (Carrie Culver, California Sea Grant)

3:00 p.m., Learning About Eutrophication: What are Students Thinking? (Lauren Jescovitch, Michigan Sea Grant)

3:45 p.m., Articulating Needs to Empower Practitioner-Led Management of Loko I`A (Hawaiian Fishpond) Resources and Practices (Katy Hintzen and Darren Lerner, Hawaii Sea Grant)

4:00 p.m., Turning an Invasive Crab Species into a Delicacy: Exploring Techniques to Produce Soft-Shell Green Crab in New England (Gabby Bradt, New Hampshire Sea Grant)


Tuesday, February 11

10:30 a.m., An Assessment of Current NOAA Sea Grant Extension Capacity and Ideas on Meeting the Extension Needs of an Expanded Industry (LaDon Swann, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, and Nikola Garber, Mark Rath, Chuck Weirich, National Sea Grant Office)

10:45 a.m., Building Paths to Address Looming Retirements in the Aquaculture Extension Workforce Through Education Partnerships (Sam Chan, Oregon Sea Grant, and Linda Chilton, USC Sea Grant)

11:00 a.m., Advancing U.S. Marine Aquaculture at the University of New Hampshire (Michael Chambers, New Hampshire Sea Grant)

11:30 a.m., Purple Urchin Barrens: An Opportunity for Aquaculture and Fisheries to Work Together to Solve an Environmental Issue (Luke Gardner, California Sea Grant)

11:45 a.m., Nurturing the Successful Growth and Maturation of a Domestic Seaweed Aquaculture Industry (Anoushka Concepcion, Connecticut Sea Grant, and Gabby Bradt, New Hampshire Sea Grant)

1:30 p.m., Aquaculture Products and Resource Guide for Culinary Professionals and Seafood Producers (Michael Ciaramella, New York Sea Grant)

1:45 p.m., A Weather and Water Quality Alerting System Framework for Shellfish Aquaculture (Chuck Weirich, National Sea Grant Office)

1:50-2:45 p.m., NOAA Aquaculture Grant Opportunities Panel (Nikola Garber, National Sea Grant Office)

2:00 p.m., Clam Processing Coproducts as Aquafeed Ingredients (Dennis McIntosh, Delaware Sea Grant) 

2:15 p.m., Operation of a Demonstration Oyster Farm to Support Water Column Oyster Production in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA (Shannon Hood, Maryland Sea Grant)

2:15 p.m., Tools for Nutrient Management Through Shellfish Aquaculture (Matt Parker, Maryland Sea Grant)

3:00 p.m., Grants Writing Seminar Overview (Mark Rath, National Sea Grant Office)

3:30 p.m., Tapping into Local Food Systems for Aquaculture: What Small Producers Need to Know (Kwamena Quagrainie, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant)

3:50-4:30 p.m., Where Do I Find NOAA Aquaculture Funding and How Do I Successfully Compete for it? (Nikola Garber, National Sea Grant Office)


Wednesday, February 12

8:30 a.m., Oh Shuck! What Happens if Everything is Dead? Effects of Catastrophic Inventory Loss on Maryland Oyster-Aquaculture Operation Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return (Matt Parker, Maryland Sea Grant)

8:30 a.m., Alabama Leasing Program (Rusty Grice, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium)

9:15 a.m., Delaware Leasing Program (Ed Hale, Delaware Sea Grant)

9:15 a.m., Beyond Mapping: Capturing the Complexities of Fisheries Space Use to Better Integrate Aquaculture with Other Ocean Uses (Carrie Culver, California Sea Grant)

9:40 a.m., Facilitating Aquaculture Through Hawaii Sea Grant (Darren Okimoto, Hawaii Sea Grant)

1:30 p.m., An Approach to Determining Economic Impacts of U.S. Aquaculture (Matt Parker, Maryland Sea Grant)

3:45 p.m., Mariculture Tourism: Cultivating Consumer Demand and Coastal Community Supply (Jane Harrison, North Carolina Sea Grant)

4:30 p.m., NOAA Fisheries Loan Program: Aquaculture/Mariculture Projects

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