Upcoming Workshop: Advances in Shellfish Hatchery Technology

Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS announce an upcoming free workshop for shellfish hatchery operators and personnel on Wednesday, August 23, from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Marine Lab located at 11350 SW 153rd Court in Cedar Key.

The workshop, titled “Advances in Shellfish Hatchery Technology and Review of Operational and Maintenance Guidelines,” is one of a series of workshops developed by IFAS and Sea Grant to address industry issues associated with the production of shellfish seed.

Aquaculture specialist John Supan, director of the Lousiana Sea Grant oyster hatchery, will discuss:

  • Advances in shellfish hatchery system design, filtration equipment, and algal production systems
  • How to set up and operate a semi-closed or closed (recirculating) hatchery system
  • How to adjust water supply source with buffering system if pH and alkalinity are not optimal
  • Outline of shellfish hatchery operation and maintenance guidelines and troubleshooting tips

Individual hatchery visits in Cedar Key with Supan can also be scheduled August 23 from 2-4 p.m., and August 24 from 8-10 a.m.

For more information, download the event flyer.

To confirm your attendance or schedule hatchery visits, contact:

Leslie Sturmer
Florida Sea Grant shellfish aquaculture specialist with UF/IFAS Extension


Rose Cantwell
Cedar Key Aquaculture Association

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