History on the Half Shell: The Decline and Restoration of Maryland Oysters
Donald Webster is a Commercial Aquaculture Regional Specialist with University of Maryland Extension. He will discuss the history of the oyster industry, including periods of decline and recent efforts to rebuild using hatchery technology. He will also cover basic oyster biology, the operation of the UM Horn Point Hatchery - the largest hatchery in the world for our eastern oyster, and the growth of modern aquaculture.
As an installment of our 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays series, this workshop is open to the UMD community and free to attend.
Sustainable Agriculture Tuesdays are part of the campus-wide Sustainable Tuesdays lecture series co-sponsored by the Institute of Applied Agriculture, the School of Architecture, and the UMD Office of Sustainability.