2017 Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Industry Roundtable Workshop


Sponsored by Maryland Sea Grant.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Place: Doubletree Hotel, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, Maryland

Local Maryland shellfish growers were invited to participate in a two-part workshop series as part of Maryland Sea Grant's continuing efforts to engage with and support the aquaculture industry. 

A  final technical report from the workshop is available for download. For more information, please see our blog post regarding this meeting on our blog, On the Bay or this brief synopsis.

Goals of the Workshop

  • To identify, via industry input, priority problems in the Maryland aquaculture industry.
  • To identify research-based solutions to address these problems. 
  • To identify key questions around priority problems that research can help address.
  • To gather information related to these issues in order to bring it to scientists who want to help craft solutions.

The workshop included facilitator presentations, table discussions, full group discussions, and voting surveys to determine the top priority issues.  For additional information on the structure of the workshop, please review our agenda.

Workshop Materials

The following materials were distributed to all attendees both during and after the workshop:


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