Spring 2024 – Registration Sign-up

Thank you for your interest in the Spring 2024 Applied Shellfish Farming Course hosted by Roger Williams University (RWU)!

Please fill out this registration form for Spring 2024 if you have not already. You only need one submission 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), Zoom 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. Within a few weeks, you will receive an invoice from RWU for this amount and instructions for how to pay.

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