Shellfish Marketing Workshop

 In April of 2010, over 50 shellfish growers, seafood buyers, scientists and others gathered at the Univ. of Southern Maine in Portland, to discuss Marketing of Cultured Shellfish. Funding came principally through the Northeast Regional Aquaculture Center, with partners throughout the region.  We heard an array of great presentations, from producers to shippers, wholesalers and restaurants, and the all the information is available through the links below.  We hope that these resources will be helpful to your business, job or personal interest.  Click on these links for the downloadable documents:

The Agenda for the workshop:

The Attendees, including speakers:

A story on the workshop that appeared in Aquaculture North America

Notes from the presentations and discussions

References for further reading, many available as PDF upon request

Some of the presentations were captured as PDF's, below

Bill BROCKHOUSE (USDA), on cooperatives

Peter RAMSDEN (Foley Fish) on purchasing aquacultured products

Sebastian BELLE (Maine Aquaculture Assoc.) on marketing essentials

Robert RHEAULT (East Coast Shellfish Growers Assoc.) on certification and branding

For more information on this program, contact Dana Morse, Maine Sea Grant,

at 207.563.3146 x205, or by email: dana.morse@maine.edu