In-Person Course

In-Person Course

The in-person Applied Shellfish Farming course is held at the Roger Williams University Bristol campus on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The introductory class begins January 21 and continues through May 5.

Pre-registration is preferred by contacting Dale Leavitt or Rob Hudson at



The in-person aquaculture course, an offering of RWU biology professor Dale Leavitt, Ph.D., an aquaculture expert, is widely considered an important training element for newcomers to the industry. As Rhode Island is working to strengthen its aquaculture sector, and CRMC recommends the course to aquaculture permit applicants, the project will bolster the training component – packaging the course via filming so it can be provided as an online course to a wider audience in 2017. The current in-person course, 40 hours over approximately three-months, is continuing as it has for about two decades. Topics include shellfish farming, biology, site selection and permitting, leasing and business strategies. View past-2016 course offering information.