Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Maryland Aquaculture Conference

Maryland is hosting an aquaculture conference in Annapolis on November 9-10, 2010.  The Maryland Aquaculture Conference will focus on the process for establishing successful shellfish aquaculture businesses that will provide economic growth and employment to rural areas while aiding the environment.

Conference participants will learn how to obtain bottom and water column leases; find and apply for financing; monitor for disease; target markets; and create profitable businesses through proper planning. Growers from other areas will discuss how they got into business, showcasing opportunities they took advantage of and highlighting how they see the future of Maryland’s shellfish industry.

The conference will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, Md., (off Riva Road at Forest Drive) on November 9 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and November 10 from 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.  The registration fee is $75 for the full conference or $40 per day.  For more information and to download a registration form, visit: www.marylandseafood.org or contact Martha Milligan at 410-827-8056.  Space is limited, so register early.

source: Maryland Department of Agriculture