2021 Applied Shellfish Farming Course

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 appliedshellfishfarming@gmail.com 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

126-JanIntroductions & Shellfish Aquaculture Overview
22-FebShellfish Biology*
39-FebSite Selection & Monitoring
416-FebShellfish Growout Systems I – Oysters*
523-FebShellfish Growout Systems II – Quahogs & other Clams
62-MarShellfish Growout Systems III – Scallops, Mussels & other species
79-MarPermitting & Regulations*
816-MarShellfish Nursery Systems I (Various technologies)
923-MarShellfish Nursery Systems II (Upwellers)
1030-MarRisks to Growing Shellfish I (Predators & Pests)*
116-AprRisks to Growing Shellfish II (Diseases)*
1213-AprShellfish Business Management I (Vibrio training & Marketing)
1320-AprShellfish Business Management II (Biosecurity & BMPs)
1427-AprShellfish Restoration & Kelp
154-MayShellfish Hatchery Techniques

* Required for Dockside Program (The RI Recreational Permit)