Foundations of Shellfish Farming Course

When: Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm, weekly from January 16th through April 2nd Location: UConn Avery Point Campus, Lowell P. Weicker Jr. Building, Room 312. This is a training course for new and prospective farmers and those who simply seek to learn more about aquaculture practices and techniques. Topics that will be covered include how to establish and operate a shellfish business; leasing and permitting requirements; considerations for gear, vessels, and facilities; shellfish biology; aquaculture techniques and best practices; and risks involved in farming shellfish. Although the course will concentrate on Long Island Sound waters within the jurisdiction of Connecticut, the topics and practices covered are applicable in the Northeast United States and potentially beyond. Instructors: Michael Gilman and Tessa L. Getchis Sponsors: Connecticut Sea Grant, UConn Extension, and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture *This course meets the new Connecticut Department of Agriculture eligibility requirements to submit a Joint Agency Application for Marine Aquaculture. Additional questions can be emailed to: