2014 North Central Aquaculture Conference: Integrating research with real-world experiences

Date: February 22, 2014 - February 23, 2014
Location: The Hotel at the University of Toledo Medical Center
Contact: Ohio Aquaculture Association, Attn: Rob Dougherty. 641-410-6707

The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) and the Aquaculture Associations of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio are pleased to announce the 2014 North Central Aquaculture Conference, scheduled for February 22-23, 2014 in Toledo, Ohio. 

The program features industry, academic and agency experts from across the Midwest, leading discussions in areas of fish/shrimp culture, nutrition, health, aquaponics, technology, laws and emerging issues and opportunities. 

Objectives of this conference include:

• Provide relevant information for culture operations to positively enhance the economic bottom line.

• Provide technology transfer of NCRAC funded research projects to the NCR  aquaculture community.

• Provide networking opportunities between industry, aquaculture associations,  agencies, and academia to strengthen cooperation and advance NCR aquaculture.

• Connect industry to the wide array of vendors available to support their culture operations. 

An aquaculture trade show will accompany the event, giving attendees additional opportunities to gain insight on products and services to enhance operations. “This meeting is an opportunity for all members of the regional aquaculture industry to interact and to learn about current and future opportunities in the industry,” said Joe Morris, Director of NCRAC.

Registration and Hotel

Registration fee (including meals and Saturday banquet) is $75 per individual for registration made prior to February 14 and $100 after that date. Registrations can be made by completing and returning the registration form or registering online.

The conference will be held at The Hotel at the University of Toledo Medical Center. The hotel has provided a reduced price block of rooms ($95 / night) for 2014 North Central Aquaculture Conference attendees if reserved by February 6, 2014. Contact the Hotel at 419-381-6800 and mention North Central Aquaculture Conference to reserve a room at this special rate. Hotel address is 3100 Glendale Ave., Toledo, OH 43614.  There are a number of additional hotels in close proximity to the event.  

For additional information on this conference, contact Rob Dougherty of the Ohio Aquaculture Association at 641-410-6707

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