State Extension Agents

Maine to Virginia Regional Liaison

Zachary Gordon

Regional Aquaculture Liaison
Connecticut Sea Grant/NOAA Milford Aquaculture Lab
212 Rogers Ave.
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: 203-848-5441
Email: zachary.gordon@uconn.edu

Alabama

Becky Wasden

Oyster Aquaculture Education Specialist
Auburn University Shellfish Lab
150 Agassiz Street
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Phone: 504-662-4988
E-mail: beckywasden@auburn.edu

Specialty: Shellfish aquaculture education

Alabama-Mississippi

Rusty Grice

Aquaculture Extension Specialist, Auburn University Shellfish Lab
Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Auburn University Educational Complex
21541 Coastal Gateway Boulevard
(County Road 8)
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Phone: 251-229-0826
Email: rtg0010@auburn.edu

Specialty: Shellfish aquaculture business planning

Connecticut

Tessa Getchis

Connecticut Sea Grant College Program
Sea Grant Extension Program
1084 Shennecossett Rd.
Groton, CT 06340

Phone: 860-405-9104
Fax: 860-405-9109
Email: tessa.getchis@uconn.edu

Specialty: Shellfish and finfish

Connecticut

Anoushka Concepcion

Connecticut Sea Grant College Program
Sea Grant Extension Program
1084 Shennecossett Rd.
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: 860-405-9105
Fax: 860-405-9109
Email: anoushka.concepion@uconn.edu

Specialty: Seaweed and Shellfish

Delaware

Ed Hale

Marine Advisory Specialist
Delaware Sea Grant
University of Delaware
College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958-1298

Phone: 302-645-4060
Email: ehale@udel.edu

Specialty: Fisheries and shellfish aquaculture

Delaware

Dennis McIntosh, Ph.D.

Professor & Extension Specialist - Aquaculture
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Hwy.
Dover, DE 19901

Phone: 302-857-6456
Fax: 302-857-6402
E-mail: dmcintosh@desu.edu

Specialty: Aquaculture, finfish, shellfish, water quality, RAS

Florida

Leslie Sturmer

Regional Aquaculture Extension Agent IV
University of Florida / IFAS
Shellfish Aquaculture Extension Program
c/o FWC Marine Field Lab
11350 Southwest 153rd Ct.
Cedar Key, FL 32625

Phone: 352-543-5057
Fax: 352-543-6958
Email: Lnst@ufl.edu
shellfish.ifas.ufl.edu

Specialty: Shellfish culture

Georgia

Thomas Bliss

Shellfish Research Laboratory Director
University of Georgia
Marine Extension Service
20 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411

Phone: 912-598-2348 ext. 205
Fax: 912-598-2399
Email: tbliss@uga.edu
Specialty: Oyster aquaculture and ecology

Louisiana

Brian Callam

Director & Assistant Professor-Research
Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Research Laboratory
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Louisiana State University
219 Renewable Natural Resources Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225-578-6527
Email: bcalla3@lsu.edu

Specialty: Shellfish culture

Maine

Dana Morse

Extension Associate
Maine Sea Grant Program
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Darling Marine Center
193 Clark’s Cove Road
Walpole, ME 04573

Phone: 207-563-3146 ext. 205
Fax: 207-563-3119
Email: Dana.Morse@maine.edu

Specialty: Marine fisheries and shellfish aquaculture

Maine

Brian Beal

Professor of Marine Ecology & Director of the Marine Science Field Station
University of Maine at Machias
116 O'Brien Avenue
Machias, Maine 04654

Phone: 207-255-1314
Fax: 207-255-1390
Email: bbeal@maine.edu
www.downeastinstitute.org

Maine

Jaclyn Robidoux
Marine Extension Associate

Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Maine Sea Grant Midcoast Office
14 Maine Street
Unit 304
Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone: 207-481-8585 x119 jaclyn.robidoux@maine.edu

Specialty: Seaweed and shellfish aquaculture; Maine Oyster Trail

Maryland

Brittany Wolfe-Bryant

Shellfish Hatchery Manager & Extension Specialist
University of Maryland Extension
Maryland Sea Grant Extension
Morgan State University
Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL)
10545 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD  20685
Phone: 443-885-5907
brittany.wolfe@morgan.edu

Maryland

Shannon Hood

Agent Associate
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Horn Point Laboratory
Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program
2020 Horns Point Road
Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: 410-221-8225
Email: shood@umces.edu

Specialty: Oyster aquaculture production, nursery, and growout

Maryland

Don Webster

Principal Agent, Aquaculture Specialist
University of Maryland Extension
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Wye Research & Education Center
124 Wye Narrows Drive
Queenstown MD 21658
Phone: 443-446-4259
Email: dwebster@umd.edu
extension.umd.edu/aquaculture

Maryland

Matt Parker, PhD

Aquaculture Business Specialist
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Maryland Extension
Prince George’s County Office
6707 Groveton Drive
Clinton, MD 20735
Phone: 301-868-8780 ext 424
Fax: (301) 599-6714
Email: mparke11@umd.edu
extension.umd.edu/aquaculture

Maryland

Allen Pattillo, PhD

Shellfish Aquaculture Technology Specialist
University of Maryland Extension
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Wye Research & Education Center
124 Wye Narrows Drive
Queenstown MD 21658
Phone: 410-827-8056 x 141
Email: dapatt@umd.edu
span.umd.edu
www.s3amoysters.com
UMD Aquaculture Extension

Maryland

Catherine (Chengchu) Liu, Ph.D. Seafood Technology Specialist

University of Maryland Extension
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Center for Food Science and Technology
Rm2115
11868 College Backbone Rd. Princess Anne,  MD  21853
Phone: 410-651-6636
Email: cathyliu@umd.edu

Massachusetts

Joe Buttner

Professor Emeritus
Department of Biology
Salem State University
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970

Phone: 978-542-6703
Fax: 978-542-6863
Email: jbuttner@salemstate.edu

Specialty: softshell clams, bivalve aquaculture, general aquaculture, water quality

Massachusetts

Joshua Reitsma

Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
P.O. Box 367
Barnstable, MA 02630-0367
Deeds & Probate Building
3195 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630
Field Office-3675 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630

Phone: 508-375-6950
Fax: 508-362-4518
Email: jreitsma@barnstablecounty.org

Massachusetts

Abigail Franklin Archer

Fisheries & Aquaculture Specialist
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension & Woods Hole Sea Grant & Southeastern MA Aquaculture Center (SEMAC)
PO Box 367
3675 Main St.
Barnstable, MA 02630-0367

Phone: 508-375-6702
Email: aarcher@barnstablecounty.org
Specialty: Marine fisheries & shellfish aquaculture

Massachusetts

Harriet Booth

Marine Resource Specialist
Cape Cod Cooperative Extension & Woods Hole Sea Grant & Southeastern MA Aquaculture Center (SEMAC)
PO Box 367
3675 Main St.
Barnstable, MA 02630-0367

Phone: 508-375-6634
Email: harriet.booth@barnstablecounty.org
Specialty: Coastal water quality and shellfish fisheries/aquaculture

 

 

Massachusetts

Danny Badger

Marine Extension Specialist - Aquaculture
MIT Sea Grant
12 Emily Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-253-9308
Email: badgerd@mit.edu

Mississippi

Jason Rider

Aquaculture Extension Agent
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530

Phone: 228-523-4037 (office)
Phone: 228-697-2535 (cell)
Email: jason.rider@dmr.ms.gov
Specialty: Shellfish culture

New Hampshire

Michael Chambers

Marine Aquaculture Specialist
University of New Hampshire
Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, NH 03824-2500

Phone: 603-862-3394
Fax: 603-862-0107
Email: Michael.Chambers@unh.edu
Specialty: Open ocean aquaculture

New Jersey

TBA

Rutgers University Aquaculture Program Coordinator
New Jersey Seagrant Consortium Aquaculture Program Coordinator
Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory
6959 Miller Avenue
Port Norris, NJ 08349

Phone: 856-785-0074 ext. 4302
Fax: 508-362-4518

New Jersey

Douglas Zemeckis

Rutgers University
Marine Extension Agent for Ocean, Monmouth, and Atlantic Counties
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Cooperative Extension of Ocean County
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
1623 Whitesville Road
Toms River, NJ 08755

Phone: 732-349-1152
Email: zemeckis@njaes.rutgers.edu

New York

Gregg Rivara

Senior Extension Resource Educator
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
3690 Cedar Beach Road
Southold, NY 11971

Phone: 631-852-8660
Fax: 631-852-8662
Email: gjr3@cornell.edu
Specialty: shellfish, finfish aquaculture permitting/startup assistance

New York

Emma Forbes

Aquaculture Specialist
New York Sea Grant
3 W. Main St. #112
Elmsford, NY 10523
Phone: 914-285-4624
Email: Ef375@cornell.edu

 

North Carolina
Eric Herbst
Coastal Aquaculture Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant

NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
303 College Circle
Morehead City, NC 28557

Phone: 252-222-6314
Fax: 252-222-6314
Email: echerbst@ncsu.edu

Rhode Island

Michael Rice

Dept. of Fisheries, Animal & Vet. Sciences
Woodward Hall
Room 19
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881

Phone: 401-874-2943
Fax: 401-874-7575
Email: rice@uriacc.uri.edu
Specialty: shellfish

South Carolina

Graham Gaines

Living Marine Resource Specialist
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
18 John Galt Road
Beaufort, S.C. 29906

Phone: 843-473-6026
Cell: 770-540-0315
graham.gaines@scseagrant.org

South Carolina

Sarah Pedigo

Shellfish Aquaculture Specialist
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
287 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC. 29401
Phone: 843-953-2074
Email: sarah.pedigo@scseagrant.org

Texas

Mario Marquez
Aquaculture Specialist
Texas Sea Grant College Program
Texas A&M University
100 Marine Center Drive
Palacios, Texas 77465

Phone: 850-583-6801
Email: mmarquez42@tamu.edu
Specialty: Oyster Aquaculture

Virginia

Karen Hudson

Shellfish Aquaculture Specialist
Sea Grant Marine Extension Program
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
College of William & Mary
P.O. Box 1362
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Phone:  804-684-7742
khudson@vims.edu
Virginia

Lexy McCarty

Shellfish Aquaculture Research and Extension Specialist
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Marine Advisory Program
Sea Grant Marine Extension Program
P.O. Box 1346
Gloucester Point, VA 23062
Phone:  804-684-7810
ajmccarty@vims.edu