The Ohio Aquaculture Association Annual Conference features an aquaculture and aquaponics trade show, and nationally recognized seafood experts John Ewart and Doris Hicks of the Delaware Sea Grant Program will also speak.
“Their discussion will focus on the U.S. seafood and aquaculture industry situation and outlook, seafood safety, benefits and risks of seafood, and aquaculture products in the diet,” said Bill Lynch, president of the Ohio Aquaculture Association. “They will also discuss efforts to communicate the positive message about seafood and aquaculture issues.”
Other topics to be discussed include:
Direct Marketing and Pricing for Profit
Using Market Maker Demographics
Assessing the Market
Crops, Bed Materials, and Growing Media for Aquaponics
Advantages and Limitations of Cooperatives in New and Emerging Industries
Successful Business Planning and Financing an Aquaculture Operation
The conference will also feature a keynote speech by Laura Tiu, specialist in marine education, fisheries, and aquaculture for the University of Florida Extension. Before she took her current position, Tiu was the aquaculture specialist for OSU Extension.
The conference will be held at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, on the north side of Columbus. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 29 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 30. Registration for the conference is $100 for OAA members and $150 for nonmembers. After Jan. 15, registration is $125 for OAA members and $175 for nonmembers.