The joint Milford Aquaculture Seminar / Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Expo will be held January 9-11, 2019!
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38th Milford Aquaculture Seminar
January 8-10, 2018
Courtyard Marriott, Shelton CT
Monday, January 8th
Registration opens at 5:30pm
Opening reception and poster session 6pm
|Joseph Barnes||OYSTERS, HERE WE GROW AGAIN: HOW LOCATION AND NITROGEN LOADING AFFECT THE HEALTH OF THE EASTERN OYSTER, CRASSOTREA VIRGINICA||URI|
|Michele Condon||A PRELIMINARY HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF FARMED BLUE MUSSELS(MYTILUS EDULIS) IN CASCO BAY, MAINE||University of New England|
|Melanie Dore||COMPARISON OF SHELL DNA EXTRACTION METHODS IN BIVALVE SPECIES||University of New Haven|
|Tyler Griffin||SEARCHING FOR NUCLEAR INCLUSION X, A POTENTIAL PATHOGEN OF PACIFIC RAZOR CLAMS||Linfield College and UCONN|
|David M. Hudson||IMPORTANCE OF BEHAVIOR AS AN INDIRECT INDICATOR OF TEMPERATURE OPTIMUM IN NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER CRABS||The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk|
|Victoria Kako||HATCHERY REARED MUSSEL SEED STOCK FOR OFFSHORE MUSSEL FARMS||Salem State University|
|Youn-Jung Kim||ICHTHYOTOXIC DINOFLAGELLATES INDUCE DNA DAMAGE, LIPID PEROXIDATION, AND ANTIOXIDANT RESPONSE IN THE GILL TISSUE OF RED SEABREAM PAGRUS MAJOR||Incheon National University|
|Judy Li||EPIPHYTES AND EPIFAUNA ON AQUACULTURED SUGAR KELP SACCHARINA LATISSIMA ON THE CONNECTICUT COAST||Milford Lab|
|Carissa Maurin||FOOD WEB STRUCTURE AT MYTILUS EDULIS FARM SITES IN CASCO BAY, ME||University of New England|
|Clayton McGoldrick||DEVELOPMENT OF A MIGRATION MODEL FOR MORONE SAXATILIS BASED ON THERMAL SHIFTS IN LONG ISLAND SOUND||BRASTEC|
|Nate Morris||FINDING EFFICIENT GROWING TECHNIQUES FOR SURFCLAMS (SPISULA SOLIDISSIMA)||Connecticut College|
|Brian Preziosi||MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION VIA LIGHT AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF ATLANTIC JACKKNIFE CLAM (ENSIS DIRECTUS) HEMOCYTES||University of Maine|
|Dylan Redman||THE EVOLUTION OF POINT-OF-VIEW VIDEO CAMERA MOUNTING SYSTEMS TO IDENTIFY THE ROLE OF AQUACULTURE GEAR AS FISH HABITAT||Milford Lab|
|Jae-Sung Rhee||COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MICOCYSTIN-LR BIOCONCENTRATION DYNAMICS AND SUBSEQUENT ANTIOXIDANT RESPONSE IN THE GILL AND DIGESTIVE GLAND OF TWO MARINE BIVALVES||Incheon National University|
|Sean Towers||DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW ENERGY-INPUT MICRO-ALGAL CULTURE SYSTEM TO SUPPORT AQUAFEED MARKETS||Rutgers University Aquaculture Innovation Center|
Tuesday January 9th
|8:00-9:00||Continental Breakfast and registration opens|
|9:00||Lisa Milke, Gary Wikfors, Jon Hare, Paul Doremus||WELCOME||NOAA|
|Session Moderator: Tom Noji|
|9:15||Michael Rubino||NATIONAL POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN AQUACULTURE||NOAA Aquaculture Program|
|9:30||Kay McGraw||NOAA'S ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO AQUACULTURE||NOAA Aquaculture Program|
|9:45||Tessa Getchis||LAYING DOWN GROWTH RINGS FOR CONNECTICUT SHELLFISH||CT Sea Grant|
|10:00||Robert Rheault||ECSGA POLITICAL AND REGULATORY PRIORITIES||ECSGA|
|10:15||Robert Rheault||HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ISSC||ECSGA|
|10:30||Brian C. Peterson||ATLANTIC SALMON BREEDING PROGRAM AT THE NATIONAL COLD WATER MARINE AQUACULTURE CENTER||USDA|
|Session Moderator: Barry Smith|
|11:10||Andrea “Trey” Angera||MAINE SEAWEED EXCHANGE. AQUACULTURED SEAWEED STANDARDS, MARKETING AND PRODUCTION SUPPORT||Maine Seaweed Exchange|
|11:15||Anoushka Concepcion||EXPANDING SEAWEED CULTIVATION IN CONNECTICUT – ADDRESSING BARRIERS RELATED TO PUBLIC HEALTH||CT Sea Grant|
|11:30||Simona Augyte||THE EVOLUTION OF KELP HATCHERY TECHNOLOGY – FROM ACADEMIA INTO COMMERCIALIZATION||UCONN and GreenWave|
|11:45||Scott Lindell||NEW TOOLS FOR SELECTIVELY IMPROVING STRAINS OF SUGAR KELP FOR FOOD AND FUEL||WHOI|
|12:00||Clifford Goudey||THE DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT OF A COMMERCIAL-SCALE KELP FARM IN NANTUCKET SOUND||C.A. Goudey & Associates|
|12:15||John Roy||TWENTY YEARS OF COOPERATION; THE SOUND SCHOOL REGIONAL AQUACULTURE CENTER & THE NMFS LABORATORY IN MILFORD||Sound School|
|Session Moderator: Dave Veilleux|
|1:40||Sherry Deane||2017 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE||USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service|
|1:45||Edward (Ted) Maney Jr||FIRST YEAR RESULTS FROM OFFSHORE SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE IN FEDERAL WATERS OF THE ATLANTIC||Salem State University|
|2:00||Darien Mizuta||MUSSEL AQUACULTURE TAKES A DEEP BREATH: STRATEGIES AND CHALLENGES OF OFFSHORE FARMING IN THE NE US||Milford Lab|
|2:15||Hauke Kite-Powell||INCREASING NORTHEAST US MARINE AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION BY PRE-PERMITTING FEDERAL OCEAN SPACE||WHOI|
|2:30||Read Porter||MASSCOAST: A NEW SHELLFISH AQUACULTURE SITING AND PERMITTING TOOL FOR MASSACHUSETTS||Roger Williams University|
|2:45||Jang Kim||DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED MULTI-TROPHIC AQUACULTURE SYSTEM FOR KOREA WATERS||Incheon National University|
|Session Moderator: Dylan Redman|
|3:45||Renee Mercaldo-Allen||USE OF POINT-OF-VIEW VIDEO CAMERAS TO DOCUMENT FISH INTERACTIONS WITH OYSTER CAGES||Milford Lab|
|4:00||Gillian Phillips||BEHAVIORS OF FISH ON AQUACULTURE GEAR||Milford Lab|
|4:15||Yuan Liu||ASSESSMENT OF FISH COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATED WITH OYSTER CAGES USING ENVIRONMENTAL DNA METABARCODING||Milford Lab|
|4:30||Juliana Doggart||DIAMOND BACKED TERRAPIN (MALACLEMYS TERRAPIN) BLOOD SERUM ANALYSIS OF HEAVY METALS COLLECTED FROM A SALT MARSH SYSTEM IN MADISON, CT USA||Sound School|
|4:45||Sandra Macfarlane||STORIES BEHIND THE HEADLINES: AN UNLIKELY LOCALE AS GROUND ZERO FOR MARINE CONFLICTS WITH GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS||Coastal Resource Specialists|
Wednesday January 10th
|8:00-9:00||Continental Breakfast and registration opens|
|Session Moderator: Mark Dixon|
|9:00||Sixto Portilla||DID YOUR SHELLFISH DIE FROM AN ALGAL BLOOM, OR HYPOTHERMIA, OR BOTH?||Open Water Enterprises|
|9:15||Gary Wikfors||USE OF NATURAL TROPHIC RESOURCES BY DIPLOID, TRIPLOID, AND TETRAPLOID EASTERN OYSTERS||Milford Lab|
|9:30||Melanie J. Fuoco||THE EASTERN OYSTER AS A BIOINDICATOR FOR NITROGEN SOURCES IN THE DELAWARE INLAND BAYS||Delaware State University|
|9:45||Ashley P. Hamilton||EXAMINING CRASSOSTREA VIRGINICA DENITRIFICATION RATES: HOW DOES LOCATION, SHORT TERM NITROGEN LOADING, AND RISING TEMPERATURES IMPACT VALUABLE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES?||URI|
|10:00||Emma Green-Beach||EVIDENCE FOR NITROGEN REMOVAL VIA PHYTOREMEDIATION WITH PHRAGMITES||Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group|
|Session Moderator: Shannon Meseck|
|10:30||Matthew Poach||COASTAL ACIDIFICATION AMPLIFIERS ALONG THE US EAST COAST: CONCERNS FOR SHELLFISH PRODUCTION||NOAA Sandy Hook Lab|
|10:45||Caroline Schwaner||EFFECT OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION ON THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE NORTHERN QUAHOG, MERCENARIA MERCENARIA||Stony Brook University|
|11:00||Dianna Padilla||LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: POPULATION DIFFERENCES IN RESPONSE TO OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IN BLUE MUSSELS||Stony Brook University|
|11:15||Shannon L. Meseck||UTILIZING A MEDICAL RESEARCH TOOL, SIMMONS-AMMONS VIDEO ANALYSIS (SAVA) SYSTEM, TO DETERMINE CILIA BEAT RATES OF BLUE MUSSELS, MYTILUS EDULIS, EXPOSED TO INCREASED CARBON DIOXIDE||Milford Lab|
|11:30||Maria Rosa||EFFECTS OF SURFACE SURFACTANTS ON PARTICLE CAPTURE EFFICIENCY AND CLEARANCE RATES OF THE BLUE MUSSEL (MYTILUS EDULIS) AND THE MARSH MUSSEL (GEUKENSIA DEMISSA)||Stony Brook University|
|11:45||Daniel Wieczorek||USING A RECIRCULATING AQUACULTURE SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLED LABORATORY STUDIES TO IMPROVE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE||NOAA Sandy Hook Lab|
|Session Moderator: Judy Yaqin Li|
|1:15||Kristin DeRosia-Banick||CONNECTICUT’S RESPONSE TO THE MANAGEMENT OF PATHOGENIC VIBRIO PARAHAEMOLYTICUS||CT Bureau of Aquaculture|
|1:30||Diane Kapareiko||DO FREEZE-DRIED AND SPRAY-DRIED FORMULATIONS OF PROBIOTIC STRAIN OY15 PREVENT VIBRIOSIS AND IMPROVE SURVIVAL OF LARVAL OYSTERS (CRASSOSTREA VIRGINICA)?||Milford Lab|
|1:45||Bassem Allam||TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF QPX-RESISTANT CLAM STOCKS||Stony Brook University|
|2:00||Timothy J. Bowden||A PARASITE IN MAINE – THE STORY OF A MSX OUTBREAK||University of Maine|
|Session Moderator: Darien Mizuta|
|2:30||Dina Proestou||MEASURES OF DERMO RESISTANCE IN THE EASTERN OYSTER, CRASSOSTREA VIRGINICA||USDA|
|2:45||Steven Pitchford||DEPURATION OF MALE SPECIFIC COLIPHAGE (MSC) BY BLUE MUSSEL (MYTILUS EDULIS) SEED||Milford Lab|
|3:00||Robert Rheault||RATIONALIZING INTERSTATE SEED TRANSFERS WITH HATCHERY CERTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTING REGIONAL DISEASE PREVALENCE||ECSGA|
|3:45||Kristin DeRosia-Banick||IMPLEMENTATION OF A SATELLITE VESSEL MONITORING SYSTEM FOR SHELLFISH RESOURCE MANAGEMENT||CT Bureau of Aquaculture|
Speakers are limited to a total of 15 minutes for their presentations and questions. Presentations can be loaded from a USB thumb drive prior to your session.
After the meeting, presentations will be converted to PDF files and made available via this website once presenter approval is received. Presenters are welcome to opt-out of making their presentation publically available.
Posters must be no larger than 36" by 48". These will be on display during the opening reception on January 8th. Exact time for poster setup will follow. After the opening reception, posters will be relocated to the ballroom where they will remain on display for the duration of the meeting.
Since 1975, the Milford Laboratory has convened the Milford Aquaculture Seminar (MAS) as a forum for technology transfer among the Lab, aquaculture community, scientific and academic communities, regulators and the public. MAS is held every January. In 2015 the decision was made to hold the MAS jointly with the Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Expo (NACE), and this arrangement will continue in odd numbered years. The next joint MAS/NACE meeting will be January 2019.
The 37th Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on January 11-13th, 2017 in conjunction with the Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition.
The 36th Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held January 11-13th, 2016. Abstracts are published as a NEFSC Reference Document 16-06.
The 35th Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held January 14-16, 2015, in conjunction with the Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition.
The 34th Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held February 24-26, 2014. Download the complete 2014 abstract book.
The 33rd Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on December 12 - 15th, 2012 in conjunction with the Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition and the International Conference on Shellfish Restoration. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol 32, no.2, 571-612.
The 32nd Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on March 12 - 14th, 1-2012. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 31, no.1, 201-230.
The 31st Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on February 7 - 9, 2011. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 30, no.2, 437-458.
The 30th Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on February 8 - 10, 2010. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 29, no. 2, pages 535 - 564.
The 29th Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on February 23 - 25, 2009. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 28, no. 3, pages 641 - 659.
The 28th Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on February 25 - 27, 2008. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 27, no. 4, pages 939 - 964.
The 27th Milford Seminar was held with NACE 2006 on December 6 - 8, 2006. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 26, no.2, pages 645 - 672.
The 26th Milford Seminar was held on February 27 - March 1, 2006. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 25, no.2, pages 651 - 656.
The 25th Anniversary Milford Seminar was held on February 28 - March 2, 2005. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 24 no 4, pages 1257 - 1277.
The 24th Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on February 23 - 25, 2004. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 23, no.2, pages 628 - 645
The 23rd Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on February 24 - 26, 2003. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 22, no.1, pages 285 - 304.
The 22nd Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on February 25 - 27, 2002. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol.21, no.1, pages 329 - 356.
The 21st Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on February 26 - 28, 2001. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 20, no.1, pages 509 - 530.
The 20th Anniversary Milford Aquaculture Seminar was held on February 28 - March 1, 2000. Abstracts are published in the Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 19, no.1 pages 563 – 584.
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