Virginia Aquaculture Conference November 13-14, 2015

The Newport News Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA

Download/View the Event Program:  Va Aquaculture Conference Program 2015

Va Aquaculture Conference_Menu (Fri. gala & Sat. breakfast)


  • Registration is $110    Register Now!  Online registration is available until COB Nov 12.  After, registration is at the door. 
  • Your registration includes the gala reception, all breaks, full breakfast on Saturday morning and Saturday lunch
  • Reserve your room at the Newport News Marriott at the reduced rate of $89 (+ taxes)  *Price increases after Oct 13 and availability is not guaranteed*  Book Room at Reduced Rate Online Now


Who should attend  Whether you are an active shellfish or finfish culturist or thinking about starting an aquaculture business—this is the place to be!
Details The conference provides an opportunity to learn about current and upcoming industry issues, explore new developments in culture technology, and interact with others with similar interests. The format includes a day and a half of shellfish and finfish/prawn content in concurrent sessions with an on-going trade show .  The TRADE SHOW consists of a wide variety of exhibitors including the latest in gear and technology, insurance, feed suppliers, loan information, trade organizations, agency resources, and much more.
Friday Gala Aquaculture Reception  Not to be missed!  A great time to mingle, view the trade show exhibits and taste the delicious variety of Virginia cultured products. Sample hard clams, oysters, mountain trout, catfish, tilapia, hybrid striped bass, and freshwater prawns—all grown in Virginia!   Champion oyster shuckers, Deborah Pratt and Clementine Macon will be on hand to dazzle you at the raw bar!  Gala Reception Menu
Attendance is included in your registration fee.  Guest tickets are available for purchase during registration or can be added later by contacting William & Mary Conference Services at wmconf@wm.edu or 800-249-0179.