Hatchery Seminar January 17 in Cedar Key

Shellfish Hatchery Experiences with Scott Rickard, Auburn University Shellfish Lab 

A series of workshops / seminars is being conducted to address industry issues in the production of shellfish seed. Hatchery operators and personnel are invited to attend. In this seminar, Scott Rikard with the Auburn University Shellfish Lab will talk about his shellfish hatchery experiences, including the following topics: running a seasonal, outdoor hatchery facility—do’s and don’ts, recent improvements to address production issues, use of commercial algal paste versus live algae cultures, use of containerized spawning system, and optimizing oyster set on micro-cultch. Scott manages the Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory on Dauphin Island, Alabama. With 27 years of hatchery experience, Scott oversees both hatchery research activities and commercial production of seed for the growing oyster culture industry in the Gulf of Mexico. His applied approach and practical experiences in setting up and running a hatchery apply to any bivalve shellfish species.

The hatchery seminar will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 3 to 4:30 pm at the FWC Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab, Classroom located at 11350 SW 153rd Court, Cedar Key, FL.

The seminar will also be broadcast live via the Zoom app. To find out more, contact Carter Cyr at  ccyr399@ufl.edu.

Please confirm your attendance in advance to ensure adequate handout materials by contacting Leslie Sturmer, UF/IFAS Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program, Phone: (352) 543-5057, Email: LNST@ufl.edu, or Rose Cantwell, Cedar Key Aquaculture Association, Phone: (352) 215-6341, Email: cantwellrr@bellsouth.net.

A copy of the workshop flyer (pdf file) can be accessed here.

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