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Development of educational needs for Maryland shellfish growers


2002 2002

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Shellfish growers, who lease ground from the State of Maryland for production, have engaged in political, economic, and legal struggles for over a century in their mission to plant, protect, and harvest from their legally obtained grounds. This has led to legislated bans on leasing in many of the Chesapeake Bay counties, forcing planters use grounds that, since 1982, have been devastated by oyster diseases. The quest by the State to increase the oyster resource tenfold during the first decade of 2000 has caused leaseholders to become a potentially important part of restoration efforts. To develop leases into economically productive units, educational programs must be planned to meet the needs of growers and provide them with the skills required to produce while under pressure from traditional harvesters. This project identifies those holding leases from the State of Maryland and surveys them by coded mail technique. It provides information on their current state of productivity, and establishes informational needs for future support. A discussion of potential for Extension programs to have a measurable impact on this non-traditional audience is included.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Aquaculture;
Fish production;
Agricultural education
Classification
0792: Aquaculture
0792: Fish production
0517: Agricultural education
Identifier / keyword
Education; Biological sciences
Title
Development of educational needs for Maryland shellfish growers
Author
Webster, Donald Warren
Number of pages
128
Publication year
2002
Degree date
2002
School code
0968
Source
MAI 43/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542152658, 0542152657
Advisor
Shorter, George
University/institution
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University location
United States -- Maryland
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
EP14028
ProQuest document ID
305457047
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305457047
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