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 10, 2018.

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Current Tentative and Proposed Sessions (as of August 3, 2018)

Ocean Acidification Social Acceptance & Aquaculture
Situation and Outlook of Aquaculture Markets
Scallop Farming Managing Biofouling
Emerging species in Aquaculture
Grader/Shaker (Shake, Rattle & Roll) Aquaculture and the Environment
Developments in Hatchery Technology
Solar Systems for boat and raft The Future of Robotics and Aquaculture
Instrumentation for Site Selection
NRAC Symposium Seaweed Farmers Forum
Disease Threats in the Face of a Changing Environment
Effective Communication Strategies to Engage the Public About Seafood and Aquaculture Business Planning 101
Certification Programs
Ecosystem services from shellfish farms Navigating risk on the farm
Biosecurity Workshop for producers
Market Valuation of Aquaculture Products Disease Workshop Legal Issues
Evaluating AQ produced Ecosystem Services Advances in Site Selection
Safety on the Farm
Farm Management and Record Keeping Tools NOAA’s ecosystem approach to AQ
Climate Change
Effective Communication Strategies to Engage the Public About Seafood and Aquaculture General Shellfish
Seaweed Kelp Farming
Right Whale interactions with aquaculture gear General Finfish
How to be a Good Neighbor
Offshore Aquaculture Technology and Permitting Advances in RAS
Coastal Resiliency
Shellfish Genetics and Breeding Forum Workforce Development Efforts
Understanding the Jones Act
Public Health issues on the Farm
Aquaculture Education Forum