2024 Program

Announcing: Call for Abstracts:

Abstracts submission deadline October 15, 2023. Click here to submit an abstract. 


Abstract Submission Instructions:

We encourage the submission of high quality oral, poster or technology transfer presentations. Each submission must be accompanied by an abstract not to exceed 250 words. Submissions are encouraged on topics regarding any aspect of shellfish, finfish and seaweed aquaculture including (but not restricted to) engineering, economics, biology, pathology, culture techniques, marketing and education. Oral talks will be 15 minutes in length. Authors of posters are expected to attend the poster session & happy hour on Thursday, January 11 at 5:00 PM. An example of a properly formatted abstract can be downloaded by clicking here. If you have questions, contact program co-chairs Chris Davis, Lisa Milke, and Anne Langston Noll.

More information about the conference and tentative program sessions can be found below. 


Tentative Program Sessions:

Organizers of the Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition and the Milford Aquaculture Seminar are excited to convene a joint meeting in Providence, RI January 10-12, 2024.

In addition to concurrent sessions on all aspects of aquaculture, the conference will include multiple workshops, field trips and a trade show featuring 35 vendors servicing the industry.


Shellfish Culture

  • Coastal Systems & Scallops
  • Scallop Health
  • Oyster Genomics: applications to conservation, management and aquaculture
  • Oyster farming meets restoration

Finfish Culture

  • Lumpfish: Cleanerfish Production to Mitigate Sea Lice in Salmonid Farms

Seaweed Culture

  • Candidate Species
  • Seaweed Culture Systems
  • Seaweed Farming 101
  • Public Health & Seaweed Farming

Business of Aquaculture:

  • Transition of an oyster farm, selling the farm
  • Business Planning 101
  • Risk Management
  • Aquaculture Permitting Forum
  • Working with the USDA – Agency Insights and Producer Experiences

General Aquaculture & the Environment

  • Emerging Species
  • Solutions at Work: Pathways to Plastic Free Aquaculture
  • Social Dynamics of Aquaculture
  • From regulations to recipes: Partnering to enhance aquaculture communications
  • What can Trade Associations do for you
  • Innovation & Resilience in Maine’s Aquaculture Industry
  • Northeast Aquaculture Extension Network (NAEN) 2.0
  • Sustainable Aquaculture Research at UMaine ARI
  • Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
  • Climate Change Issues
  • Aquaculture Education & Workforce Development
  • Aquaculture Policy Forum
  • Farmers Roundtable

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