Join us for the 2017 Virginia Aquaculture Conference, November 17-18 at the Newhttp://www.vims.edu/port News Marriott, Center City. Featuring a very special keynote address by renowned chef, sustainable seafood advocate and author, Barton Seaver!
The aquaculture industry in Virginia is made up of bivalve shellfish, marine and freshwater finfish and freshwater prawn industries.
This is an industry conference, providing an opportunity to learn about current and upcoming issues, explore new developments in culture technology, and interact with others with similar interests.
Although industry focused, with the rising interest in home-based oyster gardening, this event promises to be an immersion and networking extravaganza for any serious grower in our state.
Here’s is a SMALL sample of the breakouts sessions (click here for more):
The Virginia Aquaculture Conference is hosted by Virginia Institute of Marine Science and is a collaborative effort between the Virginia Department of Agriculture, Virginia Farm Bureau, Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension Agency, Virginia Tourism Corporation and industry organizations like the Shellfish Growers of Virginia, Virginia Aquaculture Association and Virginia Oyster Trail.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has a three-part mission to conduct research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public. VIMS provides these services to Virginia, the nation, and the world.
VIMS and its federal partners offer a wide variety of free public programs, both on the VIMS campus in Gloucester Point and at venues throughout Hampton Roads and the lower Chesapeake Bay region.