Workshops, Classes, Seminars

The Extension’s Marine Team is engaged in educating residents on species and habitats in our surrounding waters as well as providing hands-on opportunities to restore and sustain shellfish to bay habitats. Below is a list of current educational events.

FUNDAMENTALS OF SHELLFISH FARMING

Fundamentals of Shellfish Farming Class 2019

Class 1 March 21-2019

Lecture
FoSF 2019_1 Intro_21 Mar 19_lecture HANDOUT
FoSF 2019_1 Intro_21 Mar 19_lecture

References
2009 Cape Cod Aquaculture brochure_revised
clam_oyster_life cycle
ECSGA_BMP_Manual – print 2 sided
IsAquaticFarmingforYou
MA aqua outlook 2012
MA BMP final draft update Feb 2009 – Oct 2011
Marine Aqua Species for the NE-NRAC
SEMAC Tidings Fall 2017
SEMAC Tidings Fall 2018
SEMAC Tidings Spring 2017
SEMAC Tidings Summer 2018
ShellfishAqua.GoodforEnviron.ECSG brochure

Class 2 March 28-2019

Lecture
FoSF Understanding Seed Supply 28 Mar 19

References
2019 ECSGA HatcheryNurseryList
airlift upweller plan
ARC 2019 Seed Prices_Order Form
DMF_2018 APPROVED SHELLFISH PATHOGY LABS
DMF_2018 approved sources for seed purchases
DMF_shellfish-planting-guidelines_0
EstimatingNumberofHardClams_CastagnaandKraeuter1981
How to Buy Clam Seed Fact Sheet
ICSF 2019 Seed Brochure
SeedSizeCountChart_Hadleyetal1997
shellfish upweller links
solar flupsy
TidalUpweller
upweller silo construction – NRAC
upwellerfactsheet1

Class 3 April 4-2019

Lecture
FoSF Oysters 4 Apr 2019_lecture_PDF

References
AK_oyster bag system
New Brunswick Oyster Reference Manual_2008
oyster farming equipment
Oyster Gro Marine Bulletin Draft 4-10-14
oyster grow-out cages function as artificial reefs for temperate fishes
Oyster Hatchery Techniques
Oyster Overwintering_CCCE-WHSG
oyster pitting_UMaine
oyster ranch brochure
oystergro brochure
OysterGro-Guidelines_2009
PEI_Evaluation of stocking density_off bottom oyster culture
pitting interview_Wellfleet 2012
RFN Effects of Oyster Densities Experiment 2005-2006
Shellfish Habitat Assessment 10 years data summary
Suspended versus bottom oyster culture in eastern Canada_2013
Triploid Oyster MDAR Final Report_2011
VA Remote-Set Manual

Class 4 April 11-2019

Field Trip_Puffer 4-14-19

Lecture
FOSF Clam (Quahog) Farming 11 April 2019
FOSF Clam (Quahog) Farming 11 April 2019 NOTES HANDOUT

References
AManualforCultureofHardClam in SC
biology and culture of the hard clam_SRAC 2005rev
Biology Northern Quahog_Rice
Biomass, Production, and Turnover Quahogs_JSR 1990
clam tents
Effect of N on growth rate of quahogs_2002
Effects Stocking Size Density softshell_BEal Maine
Ex Trials Quahogs Maine_Beal 2009
HardClamHatchery and NurseryProduction
Maine clam tents
Pictorial-Hatchery-Manual Soft Shell clams Maine_2011
Quahog biology aspects_Bricelj
soft shell population survey NS
softshell clam culture_biology-NRAC
softshell clam culture_hatchery- NRAC
spat collection of softshell clams using mats_2012
steamer recruitment

Class 5 April 18-2019

Lecture
IMPORTANT DISEASES OF CULTURED OYSTERS_Rox 2019
FoSF Predators and Pests_lecture 18 Apr 2019

FoSF Predators and Pests_lecture 18 Apr 2019 HANDOUTS
IMPORTANT DISEASES OF CULTURED OYSTERS_HANDOUTS Rox 2019

References
Aqua Mgmt Guide
biosecurity on the farm
BMPs-shellfish-v09-04a
Bulletin-QPX-web
Cross-breeding disease resistant oysters
dermo fact sheet VIMS
Dermo_factsheet_Roberts
Diseases Brochure
drill feeding – Lord and Whitlach_2013
Genetic Improve Oysters Disease Resist
history and impact of MSX and Dermo – NRAC
infection dynamics of an oyster parasite, Dermo_Rox
JOD update Maine
major predators of cultured shellfish – NRAC
MSX_CTSG Sunilla
Pests of Concern to New England Shellfish Growers Brochure
predator control – exclusion strategies_NRAC
Predators of Concern to New England Shellfish Growers
tunicates – CT guide
Vibrio fact sheet ECSGA

If you have questions about the class please call or email Diane Murphy at 508-375-6953 or dmurphy@barnstablecounty.org

COASTAL PLANTS 2015-MOVING BEYOND JUST BEACHGRASS
On May 29, 2015 Woods Hole Sea Grant, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service teamed up to offer a workshop on techniques to stabilize shorelines using plant species other than beachgrass.  Click here to see the agenda:Coastal Plants Workshop Agenda

Presentations from Coastal Plants 2015 Workshop
GregBerman – Recent and Future Erosion
RussellNorton – Beyond Beach Grass; Plants for Coastal Exposures
RebeccaHaney – StormSmart Factsheet
SethWilkinson_1 – Is Green Always Good
AmyHoenig – State-listed Species, Habitats & Plantings
GordonPeabody – Mimicking Performance of Beach Grass
SethWilkinson_2 – An Installer’s Perspective
TimFriary – A Grower’s Perspective

Evaluation Surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8PMDR8K
Please contact Greg Berman with any questions.

SHELLFISH CONSTABLE TRAINING
We have worked with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, the Massachusetts Environmental Police and others to create and teach a course that certifies shellfish officers. This is an ongoing effort.
AQUACULTURE WORKSHOPS
Periodic workshops address the hot-button issues proposed by the industry such as improving shellfish aquaculture production, improving growth, maximizing profitability, and encouraging environmentally sustainable practices.
TECHNICAL ADVICE AND OUTREACH
We provide technical advice on a regular basis to members of the community, natural resource managers, shellfishermen, aquaculturists, research scientists, etc. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions about aquaculture and shellfisheries.

Participants in the Fundamentals of Shellfish Farming course gain hands-on experience planting quahog seed under nets.

A panel of experts answer questions at the workshop, “Management of Shellfish Predators.”

Teachers learn how to count algal cells under the microscope at a teacher training workshop on shellfish feeding.