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2016 NC Aquaculture Development Conference Agenda

Registration & Trade Show Opens at 7:30am
Breakfast in Trade Show area. All presentations in Ball Room
8:30 Welcome - Michael Twiddy, SBTDC and NCAA Call to Order - Randy Gray
8:30-8:45 NCAA Update - Membership Voting: 2016 Officers and Board -
Pete Anderson, NCDA&CS
8:45-9:00 NCAA Presentations: Legislative and Policy Updates -
Jake Parker, NCFB
9:00-9:15 NCAA Presentations: NC Aquatic Animal Health Review -
Dr. Scott Squires, USDA-APHIS
9:15-9:30 NCAA Presentations: Aquaflor VFD Update -
Kasha Cox, Merck Animal Health
(Pete Anderson and Ron Fish- NCDA, Harry Daniels- NCSU, Chuck Weirich - Sea Grant)
10:15-10:45 BREAK 1 - Trade Show Open
10:45-11:30 Research Update - Wade Watanabe, UNCW and Ben Reading, NCSU
11:30-12:00 BREAK 2 - Trade Show Open

12:00-1:30 LUNCH and Keynote Presentation:
Bob Rheault, Executive Director of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association

1:30-2:00 BREAK 3 - Trade Show Open
2:00-2:30 National Aquatic Animal Health Plan -
Dr. Kathleen Hartman, USDA-APHIS
2:30-3:00 Experiences in Brokering Fish to Canadian Markets -
Christie Potts, The Fish Connection
3:00-3:30 Opportunities Selling into Chain Markets-
Stephen Corradini, Whole Foods Market
3:30-4:00 Selling to Local Retail Markets-
Kevin Hubbard, co-owner/Chief, Patrick-Janes Restaurant.
4:00-6:30 Trade Show Mixer/Social
featuring NC Breweries and Wineries... relax and network like never before!
6:30-until Aquafoods Fest...
An all you can eat feast of some of NC's finest aquacultured product!
Trade Show Opens at 8:00am
Joint Aquaculture Information Sessions - Bradham Room
8:20-8:40 Site Requirements Review and Resources - Steve Gabel, NCCE
8:40-9:00 Species and Markets Review and Resources - Mike Frinsko, NCCE
9:00-9:20 License/ Permitting NC Aquaculture -
Pete Anderson, NCDA -and- Gary Wright, NC DMF

9:20-9:40 Species, Markets and Resources Review for Mariculture -
Chuck Weirich, NC Sea Grant**

9:40-10:00 Break - Trade Show Open
NC Sea Grant Shellfish Aquaculture Workshop
8:30-9:40 East Coast Shellfish Growers Association Annual Meeting
9:40-10:00 Break - Trade Show Open
10:00-10:20 Welcome/Overview of NC shellfish industry & potential for expansion- Chuck Weirich NC Sea Grant
10:20-10:50 Overview of the DMF shellfish lease program - Valerie Wunderly, NC Division of Marine Fisheries
10:50-11:20 How to use the Shellfish Siting Tool to your advantage - Troy Alphin, UNCW
11:20-12:00 Basic shellfish culture methods and developing a business plan - Chuck Weirich, NC Sea Grant
12:00-12:30 NC Shellfish Growers Association and NC Sea Grant sponsored lunch
Lunch Keynote Speaker: Bob Rheault, Executive Director, East Coast Shellfish Growers Association - "History and overview of the shellfish industry on the east coast of the US"
12:30-1:30 NC Shellfish Growers Association Annual Meeting including legislative update by Steve Murphey, NC Division of Marine Fisheries and shellfish breeding research update by Ami Wilbur, UNCW
1:30-2:00 Oyster Crop Budgeting Tool - Karen Hudson, VA Sea Grant
2:00-2:40 Shellfish gear types available with industry supplier panel - Dave Cerino, Carteret Community College, Chuck Weirich, NC Sea Grant and industry suppliers
2:40-3:00 Break - Trade Show Open
3:00-3:40 Marketing your product - Barry Nash, NC Sea Grant and industry representatives
3:40-4:00 Programs available for shellfish growers - Kay Yates, USDA Farm Services Agency
4:00-4:15 The NC Under Dock Oyster Culture Program - Phil Gagnon, Shellfish Gardeners of North Carolina
4:15-4:30 Question and answer session and adjourn - Chuck Weirich, NC Sea Grant


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