North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference

2008 NC Aquaculture Development Conference Agenda

Friday Jan. 18, 2008

8:00

Registration and Trade Show open

9:00

Introduction and Welcome

Michael Twiddy, NCSBTDC

9:05

State, National, and International Overview

Dr. Tom Losordo NCSU

9:35

State Aquaculture Research UpdateDr. Jeff Hinshaw, Professor, NCSU

Dr. Wade Watanabe, Research Professor UNCW

10:15

Remarks from NC Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler

10:25 Break-Visit the Trade Show
10:50

Opportunities for a Sustainable East Coast Shellfish Industry.

Bob Rheault, East Coast Shellfish Growers Association

11:20

Sustainability, Organics, and Other Trends in the Catfish Industry

Rob Mayo, President, Carolina Classics Catfish, Inc.

11:50

Break-Visit the Trade Show

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Keynote Speaker: The Significance of Sustainable Aquaculture to Industry and the Marketplace

Dr. Ron Hardy, University of Idaho

1:30

Break-Visit the Trade Show

2:00

Changes in Consumer Expectations and What This Means for Producers.

Susan Andreatta , UNCG

2:30

Niche Marketing in the Triad: My Experience.

Joe Thompson, Owner, Thompson’s Prawn Farm

2:45

Break-Visit the Trade Show

3:15

Possibilities in Offshore Aquaculture.

Richard Langen, Director, Marine Aquaculture Center, University of New Hampshire

3:35

Flounder Aquaculture Update: Beginnings of a New Industry in North Carolina. 

Dr. Harry Daniels, Aquaculture Specialist, NCSU

3:55

VHS and North Carolina: Current Status for Testing and Interstate Transport of Fish.

 Dr. Tom Ray, Director, Animal Health Programs NCDA&CS 

4:15

Starting Your Aquaculture Business: Our Strategy for Success. Kevin Patterson, Owner, Southeast Pond Stocking

4:30

Adjourn

4:45

NC Aquaculture Association Meeting

6:00

Social

6:30-9:30

Aquafood Festival

 

 

Saturday Jan. 19, 2008

Concurrent Workshops

Warmwater Aquaculture

8:00

Catfish Production, Steve Gabel, NCSU Extension

Catfish Economics, Matt Parker, NCDA&CS
8:30

Hybrid Striped Bass Culture, Mike Frinsko, NCSU Extension

Hybrid Striped Bass Economics, Matt Parker, NCDA&CS
9:00

Crawfish Production, Steve Gabel, NCSU Extension

Crawfish Economics, Matt Parker, NCDA&CS
9:30

Freshwater Prawn Production, Mike Frinsko, NCSU Extension

Freshwater Prawn Economics, Matt Parker, NCDA&CS
10:00 Break
10:15-11:30

New Developments in Fish Feeds and Feeding Practices.  Dr. Ron Hardy, University of Idaho

Shellfish and Marine Aquaculture

9:00-9:15

Comparison of ALS and floating bag system for the culture of the eastern oyster

Jay Styron

9:15-9:30

Aquaculture of the blood clam (Anadara ovalis); Development of the larval and nursery setting methods

Dana Schmidt

9:30-9:45

A test of larval releases for restoration of bay scallops in Bogue Sound, North Carolina

Dr. Ami Wilbur

9:45-10:00 Crop Insurance for shellfish growers, Robert Cerda, Crop Insurance Systems, Inc.

10:00-10:15

Proposed organic standards for shellfish aquaculture: The good the bad and the ugly

Robert Rheault ECSGA

10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-12:30

World Wildlife Federation vision for sustainable shellfish certification standards

Colin Brannen, WWF

12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own & travel to Carteret Community College Aquaculture Facility
1:30-3:00

NC Shellfish Growers Association / East Coast Shellfish Growers Association Joint Meeting

(held at Carteret Community College Aquaculture Facility)

 

 

To be placed on the mailing list for registration

forms for the 2008 conference, contact:

Matt Parker

Division of Marketing

North Carolina Dept. of Ag. & Consumer Services

252/633-1477.