November 13-14, 2015 - The Virginia Aquaculture Conference - The Newport News Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA - www.vaaquacultureconference.com - Whether you are an active shellfish or finfish culturist or thinking about starting an aquaculture business—this is the place to be! The conference provides an opportunity to learn about current and upcoming industry issues, explore new developments in culture technology, and interact with others with similar interests. The format includes a day and a half of shellfish and finfish/prawn content in concurrent sessions with an on-going trade show. Early registration is $85. For more information, visit our website (www.vaaquacultureconference.com) or contact Karen Hudson atkhudson@vims.edu or 804-684-7742. 

Coming up...

  • Advocate just and proper laws and regulations that may be necessary for the advancement, promotion, expansion, and well-being of the aquaculture and mariculture businesses in Virginia;
  • Conduct and support activities to assist in the development of these businesses in Virginia, including workshops and farm tours;

  • Pave the way for the future of aquaculture bysupporting youth aquaculture initiatives;

  • Compile and communicate research needsof the industry to Virginia's aquaculture research institutions;

  • Promote the products and services of members;

  • And, promote public education.