North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference

















Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 8:30am-5:00pm
Optional Aquaponics short-course sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems

A workshop registration discount is available for attending both the conference and the short-course.
Click this link to view the course description and fee information.


Thursday, February 26, 2015 (9am-3pm)
Farm Tours

*All tour stops will have signs at entrance

Tour information coming soon! Please check back!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Powerpoint presentations will be available for download after the conference.

7:30 Registration and Trade Show Opens

Introduction & Welcome


Welcome - Michael Twiddy, NC SBTDC and Aquaculture Conference Chairman


North Carolina Aquaculture Association Update
Randy Gray, NCAA President and Pete Anderson, NCDA&CS

Aquatic Animal Health Update and Aquaculture Health Certification
Scott Squires, USDA APHIS

9:30 North Carolina Aquaculture Overview - NCDA&CS, NCSU and NC Sea Grant Aquaculture Representatives
10:15 Break/Visit Trade Show
10:45 State Aquaculture Research Update
Harry Daniels, NCSU and Wade Watanabe, UNCW
11:30 Break/Visit Trade Show
12:00pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker
  Keynote: Unique Perspectives in Aquaculture: National, Regional and Farm Level
Mike Freeze, Kio Fish Farm & National Aquaculture Assoc. President
1:30 Break/Visit Trade Show
2:00 Opportunities for Local Marketing
Barry Nash, NC Sea Grant and Gary Bullen, NCSU
Ryan Speckman, Locals Seafood
3:00 Fishmeal and Fish oil Replacements in Aquaculture Feeds
Peter Ferket, NCSU
3:30 TBA
Bill Walton, Auburn University

Presentations End - Break/Visit Tradeshow
Please submit your survey for ‘Aqua-food Early Entry’ raffle drawing!

NC Aquaculture Industry and Trade Show Mixer
NC Wineries, Breweries & Specialty Products Sampling

NC Aquaculture Association Silent Auction

6:25 Aqua-food Early Entrance for raffle winners
6:30 Aqua-Food Festival

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
Concurrent Workshops

8:30-9:00 am TBA
9:00-9:15 License/ Permitting & Business Planning Review
Pete Anderson, NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services
9:15-9:30 Site Requirments Review and Resources
Steve Gabel, NC State University Cooperative Extension

Species and Markets Review and Resources
Mike Frinsko, NC State University Cooperative Extension

9:45-10:00 Break/Visit Trade Show

Freshwater Open Session: Panel format

Mike Freeze, Owner, Keo Fish Farm, Little Rock, AR

Garry Bullen, Extension Associate - Farm Management Agricultural & Resource Economics, NCSU

Barry Nash, Sea Grant Seafood Technology and Marketing Specialist, CMAST

Mike Frinsko, NC State University Cooperative Extension

Steve Gabel, NC State University Cooperative Extension

Pete Anderson, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

John Aydlett, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

12:00 pm Adjourn

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