About the conference

a growing conference for a growing industry

The biennial Virginia Aquaculture Conference is hosted by the Marine Advisory Program (MAP) at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. The conference provides an opportunity for the aquaculture industry to learn about current and upcoming issues, explore new developments in culture technology, and network with other growers as well as researchers, agency staff and aquaculture suppliers. The aquaculture industry in Virginia is made up of bivalve shellfish, marine and freshwater finfish, and freshwater prawn industries. The conference program features two concurrent sessions – bivalve shellfish and finfish/prawn.

Attendance grows at each event and is nearing 200 participants from the aquaculture industry, technology groups, academic research and government agencies. The steering committee is a team of academic, government and industry partners with representation from VIMSShellfish Growers of VirginiaVirginia Aquaculture AssociationVA Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesVirginia Farm Bureau Federation, Virginia Cooperative Extension (Virginia State University and Virginia Tech.)

PAST CONFERENCES

Click on the links below to see the programs and presentations from past Virginia Aquaculture Conferences:

2017     2015      2013       2011       2009

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