Sea Grant-NCCOS Mid-Atlantic Aquaculture Siting and Development Pilot Workshop



Sponsored by NOAA and Maryland Sea Grant. 

Date: June 30, 2022

Location: University of Maryland Golf Course Clubhouse, 3800 Golf Course Rd, College Park, MD 20742

Workshop participants were invited from federal, state, and academic institutions and included aquaculture scientists, managers, extension agents, and funders. 


Brief Summary of the Workshop

On June 30, 2022, MDSG and National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) hosted a one-day pilot workshop with local stakeholders to learn about several tools available for aquaculture siting and development, hear about broader resources available through the Coastal Aquaculture Planning Portal (CAPP), and engage thoughtfully in various small-group discussions. Three tools were presented throughout the day and participants answered the following questions about each tool:

  • How might this tool be useful in your area?
  • What functionality is particularly pertinent?
  • Could this tool be useful for a certain type of stakeholder, or does it prompt ideas of how you might expand who you work with?

In addition to discussions focused on tools, participants also reflected on engaging diverse audiences and provided feedback on this project's process and future efforts.

This event was free of charge and was held both online and in-person. Participation was limited to invited stakeholders. 

Workshop Materials

All participants were provided with a briefing book of materials. 

A roadmap generated from workshop discussion will be posted soon. 


For further questions, contact:

Maryland Sea Grant Aquaculture


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