2024 Applied Shellfish Farming Course

The 2024 Applied Shellfish Farming Course is finally back! The ASF Course will be held this spring, from Jan – May 2024 on Tuesday evenings @6:30pm (EST) by our newest faculty instructor, Dr. Hisham Abdelrahman. The course will be offered both in-person at Roger William University’s Bristol Campus as well as online via zoom. We will post the sign-up survey to register for the course in the next few weeks, as well as additional information about the course, so stay tuned!!

Applied Shellfish Farming will provide the technical background and introduction needed to undertake or work within a small shellfish farming enterprise in Southern New England via weekly in-person zoom lectures and dialogues. 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 who are professionals in their field. Upon completion of this course, attendees will have a firm understanding of shellfish biology and develop the technical knowledge pertaining to operating a shellfish business in New England.

If you have any questions, drop us a note at ShellfishProgram@g.rwu.edu. If you have emailed us this past year asking to be put on the list, keep an eye on your email for the registration link there as well. Hope to see you all soon!