Aquaculture Workshop Highlights Business Opportunity

By  //  January 4, 2013

Public Welcome To Attend

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Agriculture and Extension Service and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will hold a free Aquaculture Workshop in February in Cocoa.

Marine aquaculture facilities are providing a growing business opportunity for food production. (Image courtesy of NOAA)

The Introduction to Aquaculture Workshop is open to the public and is specifically intended for individuals who have an interest in development or growth of aquaculture–related businesses.

Aquaculture extension specialists from around the state and a representative of the FDACS Division of Aquaculture will present current information on the status of aquaculture in Florida, pros and cons of specific business ventures, an overview of state regulations and a discussion of resources available to support these businesses.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the UF/IFAS Brevard County Extension Office at  3695 Lake Drive in Cocoa.

The cost of the workshop is $10 and lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration is required at

For more information or to register, call 321-633-1702 or visit