Diving into Shellfish Aquaculture

SMS 309 Shellfish Biology: Diving into Shellfish Aquaculture is an intensive, hands-on workshop intended to familiarize students with practical methods used to cultivate commercially important bivalve mollusks 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. Graduate or undergraduate course credit can be arranged; please contact Scarlett at mary.tudor@maine.edu for details.

Instructor: Chris Davis, University of Maine

  • Please register online before May 1. Course is full please contact Matt. if you would like to be added to the waitlist
  • Workshop dates: June 21-25, 2021.
  • The workshop begins promptly at 8:30am Monday morning and concludes 4:30pm Friday afternoon.
  • Workshop Fee:
    • Option 1 (residential): Includes double occupancy room & board
      • We recommend arriving before dinner on June 20, and staying through the end of the workshop on June 26. If you need to make alternative plans please contact Matt
      • Cost: $750
    •  Option 2 (commuter): Includes lunch Monday-Friday from June 21-25.
      • Cost $450
  • Workshop size: 10 participants.
  • Travel tips and driving directions.
  • If taken for credit, University of Maine tuition is due in addition to the workshop fee, by permission of the instructor. Please complete the registration form above and contact mary.tudor@maine.edu for more information on how to register with UMaine.
  • For more information about the DMC, accommodations and workshop logistics, please contact Matt.
  • COVID-19: The class contingent on CDC, Maine State, UMaine and Darling Marine Center COVID-19 policies and travel restrictions. Current UMaine COVID information and be viewed HERE, DMC specific information can be found HERE.