Shellfish Aquaculture Gear Management Workshop

hurricane prep

September 12, 2018

Techniques and strategies to prevent gear loss were discussed at this workshop on shellfish aquaculture gear management. Hosted by the FDACS Division of Aquaculture, the workshop was held in partnership with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and NOAA’s Marine Debris Program. Guest speakers included Charles Grisafi, of NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, and Bob Rheault, Executive Director of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association. Dr. Bill Walton, MS-AL Sea Grant, and Leslie Sturmer, UF-IFAS led panel discussions on oyster and clam gear management techniques which featured farmers and their personal experiences.

Agenda and Presentations

Topics and guest speakers included:


Session 1 featuring Oyster Panel

Session 2 featuring Clam Panel