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Getting ready for DC

By Bob Rheault | 02/16/2018 |

A dozen growers are heading to DC to educate our elected lawmakers and agency heads about the issues that we face in our community.  This year we have hired a lobbyist to help us and we are hopeful that we can push through a couple of bills that should really help growers. Our top priority is an exemption to the Jones Act for aquaculture workers. If we get this passed…

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Imminent Launch!

By Bob Rheault | 02/11/2018 |

I am really looking forward to the launch of our new website.  Months in the making, I have high hopes that our new site will improve access for mobile devices while continuing to deliver timely information to our members and the public.  New growers can find great advice like my Rookie Mistakes presentation or my marketing presentation. more established growers my want to brush up on Vibrio issues or implement…

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Oyster South in Charleston, SC

By Bob Rheault | 02/11/2018 |

I was invited to come down and give a talk at Oyster South in Charleston.  This event is growing by leaps and bounds!  Some 130 growers, 40 chefs, wholesalers and service providers we joined by several dozen extension agents and regulators from Texas to North Carolina.  The excitement was palpable.  As each of these states works to clear their regulatory hurdles, we are seeing eager entrepreneurs establishing farms and ready…

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