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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2016 In-Person Course Syllabus
- 2016 Course Materials
- In-class survey summaries
- 2017 Course Syllabus
- Check RWU website for snow dates and campus closures
- Course Survey – Please complete a survey after each class.
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.