Barnegat Bay Shellfish Forum

December 14, 2018

11 Am – 4:30 PM

Ocean Acres Community Center

489 Nautilus Drive

Manahawkin, NJ 08050


Register HERE

This is going to be an outstanding program. All of the presentations are designed to be interactive with questions, answers and observations.

In a forum setting, attendees will share information so that we can all work more closely together to leverage the many benefits that a healthy shellfish population can provide.

  • Panel discussions with academic and practical experts
  • Moderated Discussions
  • Take away – short term and longer term actions….where to get answers – research, tools, experience and guidance

Chowder and Posters – Manhattan Clam Chowder and Creamy Oyster Chowder prepared by OVT Cuisine on the Green, Chef Ian Smith. A variety of posters related to shellfish in Barnegat Bay watershed.

Opening Remarks – Where We Were and Where We MAY be Headed – Steve Evert, Stockton University, Doug Zemeckis, Rutgers University –  Comments by Rick Bushnell ReClam the Bay, Britta Wenzel, Save Barnegat Bay, Ray Bukowski, NJDEP, Sheriff Mastronardy.

Understanding the Greater Value of Shellfish to the Environment and the Economy – Dr. Mike Kennish, Rutgers University, Matt Gregg, Forty North, Dale Parsons, Parsons Seafood

Things to Consider: With Project Examples- Tools, Research, Regulations, Permits, Daphne Monroe, Rutgers University, Amy Williams, Stevens Institute and Sea Grant, Capt. Alec Modjeski , American Littoral Society, Russ Babb, NJ DEP Bureau of Shellfisheries, Jim Duggen, Mordecai Island Land Trust, Joe Shisler, ReClam the Bay, Martha Maxwell Doyle, Barnegat Bay Partnership.