Applied Methods in Shellfish Farming Workshop

Applied Methods in Shellfish Farming is an intensive, hands-on workshop intended to familiarize students with practical methods used to cultivate commercially important bivalve molluscs including oysters, mussels, clams and scallops. Students will become familiar with bivalve hatchery methods, algae production and measuring water quality. Students will be exposed to upweller and nursery operations and visit commercial oyster, mussel and clam farms. An emphasis on identification of optimal aquaculture sites will include extensive use of instrumentation, GIS and field survey methods. The regulations such as leasing, permitting, public health and biosecurity will also be addressed.

Workshop leader:

  • Dr. Chris Davis

Details, Logistics & Registration:

  • Workshop dates: June 25-29, 2018
  • Workshop fee: $550.
  • DMC room and board is optional and incurs additional fees.
    •  Lodging
      • $25/person/night (student rate, up to 4 people/room)
        Student rate applies to undergraduate or graduate students.
      • $40/person/night (professional, double occupancy)
      • $57.50/person/night (professional, single occupancy as space permits)
    • Meal plan
      • $207 full meal plan: Monday breakfast through Friday lunch
      • $60 for lunched only
  • Travel tips and driving directions
  • The workshop runs from 8am to 5pm Monday though Friday. If you are coming from a distance and need to make travel arrangements, we recommend a Sunday afternoon/evening arrival, and a late-afternoon departure on Friday, or Saturday morning. Tentative workshop schedule.
  • To register, please complete the online registration form below.
  • Registration deadline: May 21, 2018.
    Eight participants are required to make this workshop run. Maximum enrollment is 12.

2018 Applied Methods in Shellfish Farming Registration

The Applied Methods in Shellfish Farming Workshop will be held June 25-29, 2018 at the University of Maine's Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. To register, complete this online registration form by May 21. You will receive a confirmation email. An invoice and additional course information will follow. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the course coordinator by email at lhealy@maine.edu or by phone at 207.563.8220.
  • Price: $550.00 Quantity:
  • Please enter the number of nights for which you need lodging. Accommodations will be provided in our waterfront dormitory. Sheets and towels are provided; make your own bed.
    Price: $40.00 Quantity:
  • Please enter the number of nights for which you need lodging. Single occupancy rooms are available as space permits. Accommodations will be provided in our waterfront dormitory. Sheets and towels are provided; make your own bed.
    Price: $57.50 Quantity:
  • Please enter the number of nights for which you need lodging. Student rate applies to undergraduate or graduate students.
    Price: $25.00 Quantity:
  • The workshop begins 8am Monday morning and concludes Friday afternoon. If you are coming from out of town, we recommend arriving on Sunday.
  • The full meal plan includes Monday breakfast through Friday lunch.
    Price: $207.00 Quantity:
  • Includes five lunches, Monday through Friday.
    Price: $60.00 Quantity:
  • If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs if we know ahead of time.
  • Please tell us a bit about yourself. What piqued your interest in this workshop and what you hope to glean from it. Thanks!