Shellfish Farming Class Offered in RI

Photo from RWU.edu page
Photo from RWU.edu page

Cranston Herald: The Roger Williams University Center for Economic and Environmental Development is now enrolling students for Applied Shellfish Farming, a non-credit course offered during the winter/spring semester that teaches both aspiring shellfish farmers and aquaculture professionals how to grow oysters, quahogs and other shellfish species commercially.

Topics in the course include: an overview of shellfish farming, shellfish biology, farm site selection, the permitting process and regulatory aspects of securing and maintaining a lease, an overview of shellfish nursery and grow-out systems, risk management strategies, other technical aspects of shellfish farming, and business and marketing management advice.

Read more about the shellfish-farming class offered in Rhode Island.