The annual Applied Shellfish Farming Course will be held again in 2021; running weekly from January 26th through May 4th. In efforts of addressing COVID-19 concerns in RI and on the Roger Williams University campus, the course will be offered in a remote (online) setting only.
Roger Williams University’s Center for Economic and Environmental Development will be offering our Applied Shellfish Farming course for business start-ups in the region (and beyond). This non-credit course consists of 15 evening lectures (Tuesday’s 6:30 to 9:00 PM) over four months (starting on January, 26th 2021) that cover the range of information you may need to help with starting or improving your farm. Participants will learn the basic principles of hatchery, nursery and grow-out operations, risk management, siting, permitting, and business management.
The course will be entirely remote in 2021 in an effort to keep participants and the Roger Williams University community safe Weekly live-meetings paired with our website will allow participants to ask questions they may have about the aquaculture topics discussed that evening. Each class will also be recorded for later viewing, if needed by the participants. Over the last four years there have been remote only participants that have successfully taken this course in 24 states and 8 countries.
If you plan on taking the course please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back in touch with you with more details on how to sign up for and tune in to the course. More information is available under the FAQ page of this website.
Applied Shellfish Farming
Tuesdays – 6:30 to 9:00 PM
|1||26-Jan||Introductions & Shellfish Aquaculture Overview|
|3||9-Feb||Site Selection & Monitoring|
|4||16-Feb||Shellfish Growout Systems I – Oysters*|
|5||23-Feb||Shellfish Growout Systems II – Quahogs & other Clams|
|6||2-Mar||Shellfish Growout Systems III – Scallops, Mussels & other species|
|7||9-Mar||Permitting & Regulations*|
|8||16-Mar||Shellfish Nursery Systems I (Various technologies)|
|9||23-Mar||Shellfish Nursery Systems II (Upwellers)|
|10||30-Mar||Risks to Growing Shellfish I (Predators & Pests)*|
|11||6-Apr||Risks to Growing Shellfish II (Diseases)*|
|12||13-Apr||Shellfish Business Management I (Vibrio training & Marketing)|
|13||20-Apr||Shellfish Business Management II (Biosecurity & BMPs)|
|14||27-Apr||Shellfish Restoration & Kelp|
|15||4-May||Shellfish Hatchery Techniques|
* Required for Dockside Program (The RI Recreational Permit)