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National Aquaculture Extension Conference

Held approximately every five years since 1992, this unique conference has provided a forum for professional development and growth for all levels of experience and years of service in aquaculture extension education. The conference was supported by WRAC and Sea Grant this year.

Please explore the diverse range of presentations (PDFs) from June 6-8, 2017 listed below.

Video presentations can be found on the "Western Regional Aquaculture Center" channel on YouTube. Go to the NAEC 2017 introductory video here, then click on "Western Regional Aquaculture Center", subscribe to the channel, and find all 44 videos.

For an overview, here is the Conference Booklet.

Presentation Title Presenter Session
Social media and technology as game changers in pond management extension Marley Beem, Oklahoma State University Communications and Extension June 6
Opportunities and challengesg for aquaculture extension in the Pacific Islands --- additional Video Meredith Brooks*, and Maggie Ma, Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture Communications and Extension June 6
Creating better educational videos for extension and outreach David Cline, Auburn Uiversity Communications and Extension June 6
Highlights on aquaculture research and extension projects in the republic of Palau Miguel A. Delos Santos, Palau Community College, Cooperative Research and Extension Communications and Extension June 6
Aquacultural engineering extension in NC: venues and events Steven Hall*, North Carolina State University
Communications and Extension June 6
Status update for the aquaculture webinar series Allen Patillo, Iowa State University Communications and Extension June 6
An innovative educational program: Aquaculture Boot Camp (ABC) Matthew Smith*, Ohio State University
Communications and Extension June 6
From graduate school to Capitol Hill - enhancing the student pathways to aquaculture workforce development Rachel Wang, Knauss Fellow, NOAA, Office of Aquaculture
Communications and Extension June 6
Educating the future and present workforce through interactive, hands-on applications of aquaculture Emma Wiermaa*, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Communications and Extension June 6
Today's research and extension for tomoorow's seaood and working waterfronts Nikola Garber*, NOAA Aquaculture, Sea Grant General Aquaculture Content June 6
USDA NIFA aquaculture update: extramural research, extension opportunities, and interagency activities Gene Kim, USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture General Aquaculture Content June 6
Pit falls and honey traps in aquaculture farm management - an economic perspectve Ganesh Kumar, Mississippi State University General Aquaculture Content June 6
USDA ARS aquacultue research and assessment of aquatic genetic resources Caird Rexroad III, USDA, Agriculture Research Service General Aquaculture Content June 6
Aeration choices, trends, successes and failures Bob Robinson, Kasco Marine General Aquaculture Content June 6
The terms education, advocacy, and promotion in aquaculute extension programs: what do they mean and where and when to draw the line? Forrest Wyne, Kentucky State University General Aquaculture Content June 6
Why do so many Americans react negatively to increasing aquaculture in the US? Jim Diana, University of Michigan Sea Grant Plenary Session June 6
Seafood tech update: from source to table John Ewart*, University of Delaware Sea Grant, Marine Advisory Service Plenary Session June 6
History, collaborations, and challenges of the Idaho trout industry Randy MacMillan, Clear Springs Foods Plenary Session June 6
Public perceptions and attitudes towards aquaculture
           
Kwamena Quagrainie Plenary Session June 6
Sea Grant 10-year aquaculture vision LaDon Swann, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Plenary Session June 6
Marine aquaculture outreach and education at the Aquarium of the Pacific Kim Thompson*, Aquarium of the Pacific Plenary Session June 6
Extension support of aquaponics farms in Hawaii and the US affiliated Pacific Islands
           
Harry Ako, University of Hawaii Freshwater Aquaculture June 8
Extension's role in 10-year transition to USDA FSIS inspection of catfish
           
Jimmy Avery, Mississippe State University Freshwater Aquaculture June 8
Aquaponic extension: whose job is it anyway?
           
Robert Rode, Purdue University Freshwater Aquaculture June 8
Using an extension approach to address emerging industry concern: a case study of winter fish losses in Arkansas Luke Roy*, Auburn University Freshwater Aquaculture June 8
Copper sulfate toxicity to various fish: role of alkalinity/hardness
           
David Straus, USDA, Agriculture Research Service Freshwater Aquaculture June 8
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) for seafood safety and preventing the movement of aquatic invasive species
           
Ron Kinnunen,Michigan State University Great Lakes Aquaculture Session June 8
The Michigan netpen experience - part 1 Chris Weeks*, Michigan State University Great Lakes Aquaculture Session June 8
An overview of Connecticut's seaweed aquaculture industry Anoushka Concepcion, University of Connecticut Marine Aquaculture Session June 8
Shellfish aanitation models for national growing area applications Fred Conte*, University of California Davis Marine Aquaculture Session June 8
Alaskan mariculture diversification, innovation, and technology transfer project Gary Freitag, University of Alaska, Ketchikan Marine Aquaculture Session June 8
Connecticut Seafood: Public awareness, perceptions, preferences and use patterns Tessa Getchis*, University of Connecticut Marine Aquaculture Session June 8
Growing sugar kelp and its markets: opportunities and barriers in teh northeast U.S. Dawn Kotowicz*, University of Rhode Island Marine Aquaculture Session June 8
Developing a research program to address shellfish growers needs: Ninigret Pond - a case study Dale Leavitt*, Roger Williams University Marine Aquaculture Session June 8
NARF net: using demonstration farms to showcase new aquaculture technologies
Dale Leavitt*, Roger Williams University Marine Aquaculture Session June 8
Past, present and future research on ostreid herpesvirus 1 infections of the pacific oyster in Tomales Bay, California Paul Olin*, University of California San Diego Marine Aquaculture Session June 8
A blueprint for oyster aquaculture in Georgia Mark Risse*, University of Georgia Marine Aquaculture Session June 8
Commercial Aquaculture Health Program Standards (CAHPS) Kathleen Hartman, USDA, Animal Plant Health Inspection Aervice, Veterinary Services Plenary Session June 8
Food and Drug Administration Update on fish drug approvals and veterinary feed directives Jennifer Matysczak, FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine Plenary Session June 8