Walter Blogoslawski, Christopher Davis, Dorothy Leonard, Lisa Milke, Steven Allen, Peter Bergstrom, A.C. Carpenter, Mark Luckenbach, Kennedy Paynter, Angela Sowers, Eric Weissberger, James Wesson, Stephanie Westby, Steven Allen, Stephanie Westby, Claire O'Neil, Angela Sowers, Eric Weisberrger, Oliver Bender, Peter Boyce, Gabriel Betty, Mark Borrelli, Anamarija Frankic, Curtis Felix, Jennifer Wilson, Peter Boyce, Oliver Bender, Suzanne Bricker, Tessa Getchis, Cary Chadwick, Julie Rose, Cori Rose, Kelsey Brockett, Jessica Peterman, David Bushek, Daphne Munroe, Eric Powell, Lisa Calvo, Barney Hollinger, William Riggin, William Shadel, Jenny Paterno, Ryan Carnegie, David Bushek, Carole Cyr, Lisandre G. Solomon, Francoise Bourque, Tyler Carrier, Stephen Eddy, Sarah Redmond, James Cervino, Rand Weeks, Jason Shorr, Carmen Lin, Dajana Gjoza, Thomas J. Goreau, Erik Chapman, Derrick Chelikowsky, Diane Kapareiko, Dorothy Jefferess, Gary Wikfors, Carmela Cuomo, Joseph Choromanski, Sheila Stiles, Dorothy Jeffress, Haley Ladeau, Loren Coen, Boze Hancock, Lesley Baggett, Sean Powers, Rob Brumbaugh, Summer Morlock, Bryan DeAngelis, Anne Cohen, Daniel McCorkle, Gail Schwietermann, Kathryn Rose, Dave Conley, SaiGiridhar Dasika, April Croxton, Soren Dahl, Debra Barnes, Bassem Allam, Jonathan Davis, Brian Allen, Betsy Peabody, Jonathan Davis, Julie Davis, William Walton, Donatella Del Piero, Michael Devin, Molly Flanagan, Paul Rawson, Chauncey Devin, Dana Morse, Mark S. Dixon, Genevieve Bernatchez, Kelsey Boeff, Eve Galimany, Yaqin Li, Aynur Lok, Shannon L. Meseck, Marguerite Petit, Sean Dixon, Sam Lee, Dennis O'Connor, Kelly Drake, Shelley Edmundson, Elizabeth Fairchild, Melissa Evans, Allison Fitzgerald, Chester Zarnoch, William Wallace, Amy Fitzpatrick, Gef Flimlin, Sandra Macfarlane, Gef Flimlin, Thomas Foca, David Bushek, Timothy Visel, Walter Blogoslawski, Deborah A. Bouchard, Joseph Buttner, John Ewart, Ann Faulds, George E. Flimlin, Doris Hicks, Craig Hollingsworth, Andrew Lazur, Dale Leavitt, Dennis McIntosh, Dana L. Morse, Tom Rippen, Gregg Rivara, Roxanna Smolowitz, Dan Terlizzi, Don Webster, Michael Chambers, Diane C. Murphy, Robert Pomeroy, Josh Reitsma, Michael A. Rice, Nataliya Plesha, Tessa Getchis, Cori Rose, David Carey, Shannon Kelly, Kristen Bellantuono, R. Michael Payton, Mark Johnson, Ronald Goldberg, George Sennefelder, Boze Hancock, Sean Powers, Lesley Baggette, Robert Brumbaugh, Loren Coen, Summer Morlock, Bryan DeAngelis, Sean Handley, Keith Michael, James Williams, Ian Tuck, Alistair Dunn, Rosemary Hurst, Katherine Hladki, Christopher Neefus, Larry Harris, Michael Hodges, Nancy Hadley, John Holzapfel, Scott Hughes, Joseph Hinton, Zachary Schuller, Rachel Hutchinson, Jessica L. Jones, William Watkins, Steve Jones, Jessica Kanozak, Richard Karney, Jennifer Alix, Hillary Kenyon, Kate Blacker, Karen Rivara, Inke Sunila, Peter Kingsley-Smith, John Heinsohn, Katherine Luciano, Kristin Schulte, Benjamin Stone, Scott Lindell, Emma Green-Beach, Molly Peach, Morgan Beal, Charlotta Jornlind, Charles Yarish, Jang Kim, Bill Silkes, Rick Karney, Alec Gale, Mary Carman, Greg Mataronas, Michael Marchetti, Carl LoBue, Jim Lodge, Raymond Grizzle, Allison Mass, Peter Malinowski, Ted Maney, Mark Fregeau, David Alves, Scott Lindell, Bill Lee, Jim Blake, Daniel McCorkle, James Widman, Anne Cohen, Barbara Ramon, Shannon Meseck, Paul Clark, Renee Mercaldo-Allen, Julie Rose, Nicole Messerman, Timothy Bowden, Umi Muawanah, Robert Pomeroy, Marilyn Altobello, Michael Pietrak, Daphne Munroe, John Klinck, Eileen Hofmann, Roger Mann, Diane Murphy, Joshua Reitsma, Joseph Myers, Carter Newell, Anthony Hawkins, Kevin Morris, John Richardson, Christopher Davis, Tessa Getchis, Gulnihal Ozbay, Kenneth Hannum, Johnna Fay, David Penn, Mele Coleman, Jessica Piesz, Marta Gomez-Chiarri, Michael Pietrak, Chris Bartlett, Dana Morse, Jeff Robinson, Sally Molloy, Deborah Bouchard, David Miller, Ian Bricknell, Shahnaz Rashid, Joshua Reitsma, Diane Murphy, Michael A Rice, F. Scott Rikard, William C. Walton, Timothy A. Reed, Eric C. Henry, Shawn Robinson, Gregor Reid, Thierry Chopin, Keng Pee Ang, Maria Rosa, Bridget Holohan, Stephan Bullard, Gary Wikfors, Tessa Getchis, Sandra Shumway, Christopher Roy, Richard Whale, Robert Bayer, Ian Bricknell, John Scarpa, Paul S. Wills, Dennis Hanisak, Susan E. Laramore, Amber Garr, Geoff Beiser, Megan Davis, Matthew Russell, Federico Prahl, Richard Baptiste, Christopher Schillaci, Gregory Bettencourt, Jeff Kennedy, Tom Shields, Eric Schott, Michael Mensinger, Dennis McIntosh, Derek Perry, Ammar Hanif, Sandra Shumway, Sae Bom Sohn, Murni Karim, Kate Markey, David Rowley, Roxanna Smolowitz, David Nelson, Marta Gomez-Chiarri, Brett Still, Mark Stolt, Brett Still, Mark Stolt, Alex Salisbury, Inke Sunila, John Supan, Erin Switzer, Ian Bricknell, Stephen T. Tettelbach, Christopher F. Smith, Jason Havelin, Bradley J. Peterson, John M. Carroll, Bradley T. Furman, R. Michael Patricio, Kevin Cahill, Josh Clauss, Scott W.T. Hughes, Gregg J. Rivara, Kim Tetrault, Timothy Visel, William Walton, Scott Rikard, Glen Chaplin, Julie Davis, Cova Arias, John Supan, Daniel Ward, Krystin Ward, Kerstin Kalchmayr, Ray Grizzle, Dennis Suszkowski, Jim Lodge, William Watkins, John Weber, Amanda Wenczel, David Bushek, James C. Widman, Gary H. Wikfors, David Winfrey, Nancy Shippentower, Gary Wolf, Anita Wright, Mike Hubbard, Chris Hanna, Victor Garrido, Steve Otwell
Journal of Shellfish Research 32 (2), 571-612, (1 August 2013) https://doi.org/10.2983/035.032.0239
It was with great excitement that we planned the combined meetings of Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Exposition (NACE) and the International Conference on Shellfish Restoration (ICSR) with the 33rd Milford Aquaculture Seminar (MAS). Bringing these different but complementary audiences together resulted in a meeting that combined many different aspects of fisheries restoration and aquaculture under one umbrella.
Four hundred attendees including government representatives, research scientists, industry, and academia at both the university and vocational high school levels attended this event. The meeting commenced on Wednesday December 12th 2012, with over eighty people attending seven field trips to area aquaculture farms and research facilities. The formal program began on Thursday, December 13th with a plenary session including invited speakers Eric Schwabb, Acting Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Management at NOAA; Sebastian Belle, Executive Director of the Maine Aquaculture Association and Boze Hancock from the Nature Conservancy, who discussed the role of aquaculture in fisheries restoration. John Bullard, the Northeast Regional Administrator of NOAA Fisheries Service, addressed the group during the luncheon the following day. The technical papers and workshops presented were divided into 35 sessions over three days of the meeting and included topics such as the history of aquaculture, aquaculture hatchery innovations, siting and planning issues, risk management, aquaculture business management, ocean acidification, climate change, as well as aquaculture disease issues and potential remedies. Having persons present who have experienced problems and successes, along with those in manufacturing and government responsible for addressing concerns and sharing best practices, was invaluable. Discussions among this cross-section of persons who represent different aspects of aquaculture were as important as the well-presented and interesting formal papers and poster sessions. These discussions were facilitated by the many opportunities presented during the large trade show, reception, breaks, lunches, banquet and lobster bake held throughout the meeting.
The importance of and need for aquaculture were made evident by all who were in attendance. We are grateful to the twenty four meeting sponsors and to all those who participated and made this such an important and memorable meeting.
While oyster restoration efforts have been under way in the Chesapeake Bay for more than two decades, until recently, varying reporting methods and success criteria made it difficult to determine how much progress had been made. A goal to “Restore native oyster habitat and populations in 20 out of 35 to 40 candidate tributaries by 2025” was set in the 2010 strategy to implement the Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Executive Order (signed by President Obama in 2009). This goal made it a priority for state and federal fishery managers, academics, and scientists working on oyster restoration to collaboratively define a “restored tributary” and a “restored reef” to enable them to track progress. A team of these people, led by NOAA staff, agreed on “oyster metrics” in 2011 ( http://preview.tinyurl.com/8kmbdpm) that specify key metrics and target ranges for them, including tributary size, how to determine how much restorable bottom a tributary contains, how much of that restorable bottom needs to be restored, and the minimum oyster density and biomass in that restored bottom to count a tributary as restored. These new metrics enable experts to clearly see how oyster restoration efforts are working and use adaptive management to improve these efforts. These metrics serve as a tool to plan and evaluate oyster restoration consistently across the Chesapeake Bay, and the c