Organizers of the Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition and the Milford Aquaculture Seminar are excited to convene a joint meeting in Boston, Massachusetts January 9-11, 2019

In addition to concurrent sessions on all aspects of aquaculture, the conference will include multiple workshops, field trips and a trade show featuring 32 vendors servicing the industry. The program begins on Wednesday, January 9 with field trips to area aquaculture farms and research facilities.  We also expect to convene several daylong workshops at the hotel conference center.  The opening reception will commence Wednesday evening at 7:00. Thursday morning, the opening plenary session will feature brief industry updates from around the northeast region. We expect to have 5-6 concurrent sessions, workshops and technology transfer sessions followed by a poster session/happy hour to round out the day. Thursday evening, attendees will be on their own to dine at one of the fine restaurants in downtown Boston (we are partnering with local restaurants many of whom will be offering reduced fares on their menus for NACE attendees. Then perhaps cheer on the Boston Bruins as they take on the Washington Capitals at the TD Boston Garden).  Friday has another day packed with 5-6 concurrent special sessions and workshops. Be sure to stay until the end of the day and enjoy a last refreshment before heading home.

The Call for Papers is now open with an abstract submission deadline of October 15, 2018

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Current Tentative and Proposed Sessions (as of September 26, 2018)

Advances in RAS Farm Management and Record Keeping Tools
Offshore Aquaculture Permitting
Aquaculture GIS (ShellSat) General Finfish
Offshore Aquaculture Technology
Certification Programs General Shellfish
Public Health Issues on the Farm
Climate Change Grader/Shaker (Shake, Rattle & Roll)
Right Whale interactions with aquaculture gear
Disease Threats in the Face of a Changing Environment Instrumentation for Site Selection
Safety on the Farm
East meets West Legal Issues (including Jones Act)
Scallop Farming
Ecosystem services from shellfish farms Maine SEANET Results
Seaweed Kelp Farming
ECSGA update Market Valuation of Aquaculture Ecosystem Services
Solar Systems for boat and raft
Effective Communication Strategies to Engage the Public About Seafood and Aquaculture NRAC Symposium
Training & Workforce Development Roundtable Discussion
Emerging species in Aquaculture
Ocean Acidification