2020 Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference

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8:30 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

The Maryland Shellfish Growers Network is pleased to have hosted the 2020 Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference. If you missed the conference, or want a refresher on what was covered, view our video replays below.

Keynotes and Panels

  • Welcome and Keynote Address

    Welcome and Opening Remarks, Don Webster, UMD Extension
    Keynote Address, Paul Zajicek, President, National Aquaculture Association

  • Marketing & Branding for Industry Diversification

    So you’ve got oysters to sell—now what? Marketing and branding are key to success in the aquaculture industry. Growers and experts share their tips and experience to maximize sales and profit.

  • New Horizons: Tech & Innovation in Aquaculture

    Growers and experts explore ways in which new and emerging technologies can increase production, streamline farm management, and improve efficiency for higher profits.

  • Nutrient Credit Trading: Challenges & Opportunities

    Nutrient credit trading has been touted as a gamechanger for the oyster aquaculture industry, but how does it actually work? Growers and experts weigh in on how to take advantage of this growing opportunity and discuss challenges to implementation.

  • Finance: Securing Capital & Protecting Investments

    From startup to expansion to maintenance and operations, money makes the oyster farm run. Growers and economists review options for finding capital, maximizing profits, and protecting your investments for long-term financial sustainability.

  • Closing Remarks

    Danielle Blacklock, NOAA Office of Aquaculture

Photo credit: AJ Metcalf/CBF Staff | Participants at the 2019 Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference get to hear the latest from industry experts. Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 conference was held via webinar.

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