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Tradeshow: Mr. Pete Anderson
(252) 633-1477

Conference: Cathy Smith
(919) 515-6780

Click here for information on previous NC Aquaculture Development Conferences.


Thank you to our Premier Sponsors!

North Carolina Aquaculture Association

Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems

NC Farm Bureau


NCADC Adverse Weather Announcement

The NC Aquaculture Development Conference asks registered attendees to travel at your own discretion and to exercise extreme caution to this year's event. Recent inclement weather, and the possibility of more snow in the forecast, has made road conditions unfavorable. Please allow for extra driving time to the conference and use extreme caution.

All conference events, except the Mariculture Tour, are scheduled to proceed as planned. All events scheduled for Friday and Saturday, and Wednesday's Aquaponics Course, at the New Bern DoubleTree will proceed regardless of weather.

Thursday's Aquaculture Farm Tour is scheduled to take place as planned. The Mariculture Farm Tour is cancelled.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


The 2015 Conference will be held on February 27-28,
with the self-drive field tour on Feb. 26th.
An optional Aquaponics workshop will be on Feb. 25.

Atlantic Beach Sheraton

Doubletree by Hilton New Bern - Riverfront
100 Middle Street - New Bern, NC 28560 - (252) 638-3585

About the Conference

This conference is designed to bring together the general public, current and prospective fish farmers, scientists, and personnel from regulatory agencies to share information and ideas about the development of aquaculture in North Carolina. Attendees will learn about several topics relevant to aquaculture species in North Carolina, and find out about the latest aquaculture equipment and products by browsing the ongoing Trade Show. Our famous Aquafoods Festival is an 'all you care to eat...' gathering to close out Friday's activities, and targeted workshops will wrap up the conference on Saturday morning.

A printable conference brochure for 2015 is downloadable by clicking this link.

Click here to view Powerpoint presentations from the 2014 conference.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in fish or shellfish farming, including prospective growers, researchers, teachers, students or agency persons with jobs related to aquaculture. The conference is also suited to persons who sell goods or services to the aquaculture industry.

In the News!

NC Aquaculture Development Conference Press Release, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, January 22, 2015

NC Aquaculture Development Conference Press Release, North Carolina Sea Grant, January 22, 2015