North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference

2007 NC Aquaculture Development Conference Agenda

Friday Feb. 9, 2007

8:00

Registration and Trade Show open

 

9:00

Introduction and Welcome

Michael Twiddy, NCSBTDC

 

9:15

State, National, and International Overview

Dr. Tom Losordo NCSU

 

9:45

State Aquaculture Research Update.

Dr. Craig Sullivan, Professor, NCSU

Dr. Wade Watanabe, Research Professor UNCW

 

10:15

Break- Visit our Trade Show

 

10:45

The Latest Developments in Pond Aquaculture

Dr. Les Torrans-USDA-ARS, Stoneville MS

 

11:10

Coastal NC Aquaculture Effluent Challenges

Dr. Harry Daniels-NCSU

 

11:30

The NC Agricultural Cost Share Program and Aquaculture

Natalie Jones

 

11:45

Break-Visit the Trade Show

 

12:00

Lunch

 

1:00

Keynote Speaker: Dick Jones, Seafood Purchaser, HEB "The Future of Aquaculture in the Retail Sector"

 

1:30

Break-Visit the Trade Show

2:00

The Future Role of Sea Grant in Aquaculture- Dr. Michael Voiland

 

2:30

Update on Prawn Culture

Mike Frinsko- NC Cooperative Extension

 

2:45

Break-Visit the Trade Show

 

3:15

National Aquatic Animal Health Update

Dr. Gary Egrie - USDA APHIS

 

3:35

Cormorants and Bird Control on Fish Farms

Greg Ellis - USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services

 

3:55

North Carolina Oyster Hatchery Program

Joanne Harcke- NC Aquarium

 

4:15

NC Marine Fisheries View of Commercial Aquacutlure

Craig Hardy- NCDMF

 

4:30

Adjourn

 

4:45

NC Aquaculture Association Meeting

 

6:00

Social

 

6:30-9:30

Aquafood Festival

 

 

To be placed on the mailing list for registration

forms for the 2007 conference, contact:

Matt Parker

Division of Marketing

North Carolina Dept. of Ag. & Consumer Services

252/633-1477.

Saturday Feb. 10, 2007 Concurrent Workshops

Refinements in Pond Aquaculture

9:00-10:30

Dr. Les Torrans

National Warmwater Aquaculture Center

Stoneville, Miss.

Shellfish and Marine Aquaculture

9:00

North Carolina's Oyster Hatchery Program. 

Jo Anne Harcke, N.C. Aquarium

9:30 North Carolina's Oyster Gardening Program.  John Allison and John Zimmerman, Shellfish Gardeners of North Carolina
10:00

Remote Setting of Oysters. 

Jim Swartzenberg, J&B Aquafood

10:30

Developments in Culture of Black Sea Bass in North Carolina. 

Troy Rezek. UNCW

11:00 Non-Typical Culture Potential:  Bryozoans.  Dr. Niels Lindquist, University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Sciences

 

Startup Guide to Aquaculture

  Presented by Mike Frinsko, Steve Gabel, and Matt Parker
8:00

Hybrid Striped Bass Culture

Economics

8:45

Catfish Production

Economics

9:30 Break
9:45

Freshwater Prawn Production

Economics

10:30

Crawfish Production

Economics