Shellfish Focus Day

Join us on Thursday March 5th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Maine Fishermen’s Forum for Shellfish Focus Day, sponsored by the Maine Department of Marine Resources.


 8:30-8:40  Welcome and introduction

 8:40-9:55  Interdisciplinary Approaches to Shellfish Conservation and Water Quality

  • Maine Shellfish Learning Network

9:55-10:15  Break

10:15-11:45  Applied Shellfish Science

  • Quahog and American oyster aquaculture
  • Does brushing work?
  • Community clam culture

11:45-12:45  Lunch

12:45-1:45   Emerging Environmental Risks

  • Harmful algal blooms
  • Shellfish diseases
  • Public health risks related to animal sources

1:45-3:00   Community Outreach and Education to Support Shellfish Management

  • Building capacity within and across communities to help manage the softshell clam fishery in a changing environment
  • Update on the Shellfish Advisory Council

 3:00-4:00  Social hour and poster session