North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference














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2013 Agenda

8:30am-5pm, Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 - Optional pre-conference short-courses sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems

Workshop registration discounts are available for attending the conference and one or both of these workshops.
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#1 Aquaponics
#2 Recirculating Aquaculture Technologies (RAS)


Thursday, February 7, 2013
Farm Tours

Driving Directions

9:00-10:00 am

Carolina Classics Processing Center Tour

10:00 - 11:15 Drive to Aurora, NCSU Pamlico Aquaculture Research Station
11:15 - 12:15

NCSU Pamlico Aquaculture Research Station

12:15-1:00 Lunch on your own in Aurora. Travel to Castle Hayne Fisheries.
1:00-2:30 pm

Castle Hayne Fisheries

Tour hatchery, fingerling production, live fish holding facility.


Friday, February 8, 2013

Please click the Presentation Titles below to download the
powerpoint presentation in pdf format.

7:30 am NCAA & NCFB Producer's Breakfast
NCAA Annual Meeting and NCFB Policy Update with Debbie Hamrick
8:00 Registration and Trade Show Opens
9:00 Welcome

State and National Overview (4586 kb)
Dr. Marc Turano, NC State University

9:30 Niche Marketing (2989 kb) - Duane Stone, Sally Eason, Steve Gabel
10:15 Break/Visit Trade Show
10:45 State Aquaculture Research Update (2799 kb)
Dr. Harry Daniels, NCSU and Dr. Wade Watanabe, UNC-W
11:30 Break/Visit Trade Show
12:00pm Lunch
1:00 Keynote: Why Aquaculture Makes Dollars and Sense (7495 kb)
Chuck Anderson, Pier Fish Co.
1:30 Break/Visit Trade Show
2:00 Split Ponds: A New Aquaculture System for Growing Catfish (11250 kb)
Dr. Craig Tucker, USDA-ARS
2:30 Prospecting a NC Shellfish Lease with GIS (10188 kb)
Troy Alphin, UNC-W
3:00 Water quality and water use: Overview of new rules and regulations affecting aquaculture and the potential issues they address (2143 kb)
Vernon Cox, NCDA
3:30 Conservation Technical Assistance and Cost Share Programs (1841 kb)
Natalie Woolard, NCDA Division of Soil and Water

*New for 2013* Aquaculture Industry Tradeshow Mixer

NC Wineries and Breweries Product Sampling
NC Mountain Trout Cooking Demonstration
Chef Charles Hudson, Sunburst Trout Farm

NCAA Silent Auction

6:30 Aqua-Food Festival

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Concurrent Workshops

I. Geothermal Benefits in Aquaculture
8:30 am Geothermal Benefits in Aquaculture
Stan Crisp, PE, Geothermal Strategies
II. 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 (3154 kb),
Mike Frinsko, NC State University Cooperative Extension
11:00 Adjourn
III. Marine and Shellfish Aquaculture
9:00 am NC Shellfish Lease Program (1877 kb)
Brian Conrad, NC Division of Marine Fisheries

Shellfish Production Methods and Economics (1453 kb)
Dr. Marc Turano, NC Sea Grant

10:00 Break/Visit Trade Show
10:15 GIS-based Aquaculture Siting Tool Demonstration
Troy Alphin, UNC-W
11:00 NC Shellfish Growers Association Meeting
12:00 pm Adjourn

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