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Ketchikan to Host Shellfish Events in October


October 01, 2011

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – Alaska shellfish growers, harvesters, regulators and aficionados will be gathering in Ketchikan late in October for four days of meetings and educational opportunities, capped by the second annual Alaska Shellfish Festival at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.

The series of shellfish-related events actually will start Oct. 26 with a meeting of the OceansAlaska Industry Advisory Committee.

On Oct. 27 will be a day-long shellfish aquaculture educational opportunity sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Sea Grant Aquaculture Program.

The evening of Oct. 27 will feature the second annual Alaska Shellfish Festival organized by OceansAlaska, the Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Association and the Alaskan Shellfish Growers Association with the goal of raising awareness about the shellfish dive and mariculture industries.

Following the shellfish festival will be the Alaskan Shellfish Growers Association annual meeting on Oct. 28 and 29, 2011.

Source of News: 

Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce


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