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Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
Aquaculture Farm Tour (self-drive)
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8:30 - 10:00 am Drive from Atlantic Beach to Wallace
10:00 - 10:45 Tour Carolina Flounder, Wallace,
Keith Hairr, owner/operator
Address: 644 Old Camp Rd., Wallace, NC 28466
10:45 - 11:15 Drive to Southeast Pond Stocking facility, Currie
Address: 11090 Highway 421 North, Currie, NC 28435
11:15 - 12:00 Tour Southeast Pond Stocking facility,
Kevin Patterson, owner/operator
  Drive to UNC-Wilmington Aquaculture Research Facility, Wrightsville Beach
Address: 2 Municipal Lane, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
12:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 - 3:00 Tour UNC-Wilmington Aquaculture Research Facility
3:00 - 4:30 Return to Atlantic Beach (about 2.5 hours drive)

Friday, February 11

8:00am Registration and Trade Show Opens
9:00 Welcome

State and National Overview
Tom Losordo, NC State University

9:35 State Aquaculture Research Update
Harry Daniels, NC State University and Wade Watanabe, UNC-Wilmington
10:15 Break/Visit Trade Show
10:45 Avoiding the Pitfalls of Aquaculture
Craig Watson, University of Florida
11:30 Break/Visit Trade Show
12:00pm Lunch
1:00 Keynote Address: The Future of Global Aquaculture, and its Role in Influencing Seafood-buying Trends
Steve Hedlund, Editor,
1:30 Break/Visit Trade Show
2:00 Shellfish Aquaculture Development in Rhode Island, Lessons Learned from a Decade of Cooperative Development
David Alves, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
2:30 NC Aquaculture Water Use and Recent NC Water Issues
Tom Ellis, NC Environmental Management Commission
3:00 Recirculating Aquaculture Production Systems: an Update of Available Technology
Tom Losordo, NC State University
3:30 How to Keep Fish Diseases from Affecting Your Farm's Bottom Line
Andy Goodwin, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
4:00 Adjourn/Visit Trade Show
4:30 NC Aquaculture Association Meeting
Sand Castles Meeting Room
6:00 Aqua-Food Fest Social
6:30 Aqua-Food Fest

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011

8:30 - 10:00 am

Aquaculture Diversification and Disease Management

  • The Ornamentals Aquatic Trade
    Craig Watson, University of Florida
  • The Latest News about Fish Diseases and Treatments
    Andy Goodwin, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:30

Concurrent Workshops


Getting Started in Pond Aquaculture

  • Aquaculture Economics and Permitting Aquaculture Facilities in North Carolina
    Debra Sloan, NC Dept. of Ag. & Consumer Services
  • Choosing Your Aquaculture Site: Land and Water Requirements
    Steve Gabel, NCSU Cooperative Extension
  • Aquaculture in North Carolina: Species Selection and Production
    Mike Frinsko, NCSU Cooperative Extension



Shellfish Aquaculture

Marc Turano, NC Sea Grant, Moderator
  • NC Shellfish Industry Update and Developing Tools for Growth
    Marc Turano, NC Sea Grant
  • Evaluation of Genetic Differentiation and Disease Status of North Carolina Populations of the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica
    Ami Wilbur, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Comparison of Oyster Seed Stock Performance in Floating Bag Culture Systems
    Richard Farris, Carteret Community College
  • North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association Meeting

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