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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Farm Tours

10:00-10:45 am

Tour Dale Pridgen Farm, Snow Hill, NC

(RAS/Tilapia, live hauling, live marketing, nursery)

10:45 - 11:45 Travel to Ted Davis farm
11:45 - 12:30

Tour Ted Davis far, Vanceboro, NC

(Hybrid bass/pond system/packing on ice)

12:30-1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00-1:15 pm Travel to Don Ipock farm
1:15 - 2:00

Tour Don Ipock farm, Vanceboro, NC

(prawn/pond system/cooperative/purging/live marketing/niche marketing)

Friday, February 10, 2012

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

North Carolina Aquaculture Overview
Dr. Tom Losordo, NC State University

9:35 State Aquaculture Research Update
Dr. Jeff Hinshaw, NC State University and Dr. Wade Watanabe, UNC-Wilmington
(NOTE: Dr. Watanabe's presentation will not be made available here. You may contact him at:
10:15 Break/Visit Trade Show
10:45 Biofuels, Algae and Aquaculture
Dr. David Brune, University of Missouri
11:30 Break/Visit Trade Show
12:00pm Lunch
1:00 Marketing Globally Sustainable Aquaculture
Travis Larkin, Seafood Exchange
1:30 Break/Visit Trade Show
2:00 Aquaculture Cooperatives in North Carolina
Dale Pridgen, Christie Potts, Charlene Jacobs
2:30 Aquaponics
Christopher Mullens, Virginia State University
3:00 Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Industry and VIMS Breeding Program
Dr. Anu Frank-Luwale, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
3:30 Intensive Fish Production within the City Limits of Charlotte
Rob Ellis, Astor Farms
4:00 Farm to Plate - Post Harvest Handling and Traceability
David Green, NC State University
4:30 NC Aquaculture Association Meeting
Sand Castles Meeting Room
6:00 Aqua-Food Fest Social
6:30 Aqua-Food Fest

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012
Concurrent Workshops

Freshwater Aquaculture
9:00 am

Aquaculture Economics and Permitting Aquaculture Facilities in NC
Pete Anderson, NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

9:30 Choosing Your Aquaculture Site: Land and Water Requirements
Steve Gabel, NC State University Cooperative Extension
10:00 Break/Visit Trade Show
10:30 Aquaculture in North Carolina:  Species Selection and Production ,
Mike Frinsko, NC State University Cooperative Extension
Marine Aquaculture
9:00 am

Diet Development for Marine Fish at UNC-W,
Md. Shah Alam, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

9:30 Hybrid and Striped Bass Research at the Marine Aquaculture Research Center
Dr. Marc Turano, NC Sea Grant
10:00 Break/Visit Trade Show
Shellfish Aquaculture

Shellfish Aquaculture in North Carolina - Results of a State-wide Survey
Dr. Marc Turano, NC Sea Grant

10:40 GIS-Aquaculture Siting Tool
Troy Alphin, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
11:00 Comparison of Oyster Seed Stock Performance in Floating Bag Culture Systems
Dr. James Morris, Millpoint Aquaculture
11:20 Evaluation of Novel Technique to Reduce Fouling and Overspat in Oyster Grow-out Operations
Jay Styron, Carolina Mariculture
11:40 North Carolina Shellfish Growers Association Meeting

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