2024 Applied Shellfish Farming Course Registration is OPEN!

Please fill out this form to make an account and register for Spring 2024 if you have not done so already. You need one account per registrant.

Course Information:

  • Instructor: Dr. Hisham Abdelrahman
  • Time: Tuesdays @ 6:30-9:30PM (EST)
  • Date: January 30 – May 7, 2024
  • Platform: In-person (RWU Bristol Camus, Rhode Island, USA) and Remote option available
  • Cost: $300 (payment details below)

Course Description:

Applied Shellfish Farming will provide an introduction and the needed technical background via weekly in-person and zoom lectures to undertake or work within a small shellfish farming enterprise. Topics in the course include: an overview of shellfish farming, shellfish biology, farm site selection, the permitting process and regulatory aspects of securing and maintaining a lease, an overview of shellfish nursery and grow-out systems, risk management strategies, other technical aspects of shellfish farming, and business and marketing management advice from a variety of guest lecturers whom are professionals in their field. Upon completion of this course, Participants will have a firm understanding of shellfish biology and develop the technical knowledge pertaining to operating a shellfish business.

Payment Information:

The non-RWU student cost for the course is $300 USD.

Payment for this course will be required via debit or credit card when you making an account in order to finalize registration.

Contact Information:
Dr. Hisham Abdelrahman, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology- Aquaculture Extension Specialist: HAbdelrahman@rwu.edu

Susanna Osinski, CEED Shellfish Field Operations Manager: SOsinski@rwu.edu

RWU Shellfish Program: ShellfishProgram@g.rwu.edu