North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference














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Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 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 20, 2014
Farm Tours

*All tour stops will have signs at entrance

10:00 to 11:00 am

MARC Lab, Marshallberg, NC

Address: 811 Straits Rd., Marshallberg, NC. The MARC site is on the north side of the road and the sturgeon farm is across the street, on the south side of the road.

11:00 - 12:00 Marshallberg Farms, (Sturgeon), Marshallberg, NC
12:00 - 2:00pm

Lunch on your own / Drive to Vanceboro

2:00 - 3:00

White Rock Fish Farm (Ted Davis), Vanceboro, NC

Address: 696 Wilmar Road, Vanceboro, NC


Friday, February 21, 2014

Some of the Powerpoint presentations are available for download below.

7:30 am

NCAA Producer's Breakfast and Annual Meeting (eary registration)
David Deaton - NCWRC License Changes
Carole Engle - Importance of Aquaculture Associations

*** Addition registration required. Please call 252-633-1477 to RSVP for the Producer Breakfast ***

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

North Carolina Aquaculture Overview
Dr. Marc Turano, Pentair SE Regional Sales Manager

9:30 Decoupling Aquaponics and Urban Organics - Dave Haider, Urban Organics
10:15 Break/Visit Trade Show
10:45 State Aquaculture Research Update
Jeff Hinshaw, NCSU and Dr. Wade Watanabe, UNC-W
11:30 Break/Visit Trade Show
12:00pm Lunch
  Keynote: Riding changing currents: How aquaculture fits in emerging consumer markets
Debbie Hamrick, NC Farm Bureau
1:30 Break/Visit Trade Show
2:00 Practical Solutions to Improving Economic Success in Aquaculture
Carole Engle, University of Arkansas at Pine-Bluff
2:30 NPDES Permits - what are they and do you need one for your aquaculture operation
Keith Larick, Environmental Programs Specialist, NCDA&CS
3:00 Success Stories in Shellfish Aquaculture
Karen Hudson, Virginia Sea Grant
3:30 Rappahannock River Oyster Co.
Anthony Marchetti, Rappahannock River Oyster Co.

Presentations End
Aquaculture Industry and Tradeshow Mixer

6:00 Aqua-Food Fest Social and wrap-up of NCAA Silent Auction
6:30 Aqua-Food Festival

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Concurrent Workshops

I. 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
11:00 Adjourn
II. Marine and Shellfish Aquaculture
9:00-9:05 am President’s Welcome, Jay Styron, NC Shellfish Growers Association

Update on the GIS- Aquaculture Siting Tool, Troy Alphin, UNC-W

9:30-10:00 Developing Improved Lines of NC Oysters, Dr. Ami Wilbur, UNC-W Shellfish Research Hatchery
10:00 Break/Visit Trade Show
10:15 NC Shellfish Growers Association Annual Meeting and Program
12:00 pm Adjourn

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