The 2018 Oyster South Symposium Is Coming!

The Oyster South Symposium (OSS) is being held by Oyster South (a non-profit dedicated to advancing oyster aquaculture in the southern US), in collaboration with National Sea Grant, to bring together producers, gear suppliers, distributors, chefs, food writers, vendors, researchers, students and managers from the southeast region to discuss pressing issues and relevant, practical research on oyster aquaculture on February 9-10, 2018 in Charleston, SC. Registration includes admission to all informational sessions (all day Friday and Saturday morning), all breaks, lunch on Friday, February 9th, a mixer on Friday night, and the trade show. This year’s Symposium will feature talks on remote setting of eyed larvae, hurricane preparation and recovery, useful tools and techniques and a discussion about branding! Don’t miss it!

For any commercial growers that register to attend, National Sea Grant has provided financial assistance to defray your costs of attending this symposium by $200 (paid after attending the meeting). This benefit is on a first come, first serve basis to the first 60 commercial growers registered, so please register early. You will be contacted by email with details after you register.

A block of rooms have been reserved for this meeting at the Hyatt Place Charleston (Check-in Thursday, February 8th and depart Saturday, February 10th at $139/night, with an option for Saturday night as well, but rooms must be booked by January 19, 2018). You can access this rate by using this link:

Registration (

  • Commercial Oyster Grower $40 ($80 for non-OS members)
  • Student/Educator/Government/Media $40 ($80 for non-OS members)
  • Related Industry $60 ($200 for non-OS members)
  • Vendor Space (requires related industry registration) $100 ($400 for non-OS members)

To join Oyster South, visit

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