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SHELLFISH HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Regional Shellfish Seed Biosecurity Program (RSSBP)is coordinated under the guidance of the Shellfish Health Advisory Council, which is comprised of molluscan scientists/pathologists, State regulators, extension personnel and industry members.  The Council serves to support state regulators by providing science-based advice on shellfish transfers as well as overseeing the hatchery certification/compliance process and best management practices.

Name Affiliation State Area
Tal Ben-Horin
North Carolina State University
NC
Extension
Debbie Bouchard
University of Maine
ME
Pathology
Carolina Bourque
Lousiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
LA
Regulatory
Dave Bushek
Rutgers University
NJ
Pathology
Lisa Calvo
Rutgers University (Retired)
NJ
Extension
Ryan Carnegie
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
VA
Pathology
Mike Congrove
Oyster Seed Holdings, LLC
VA
Industry
Julie Davis
Lady's Island Oyster Inc.
SC
Industry
Lori Gustafson
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
US
Federal
Karen Hudson
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
VA
Extension
Marcy Nelson
Maine Department of Marine Resources
ME
Regulatory
Bob Rheault
East Coast Shellfish Growers Association
RI
Industry
Rebecca Thur
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
MD
Regulatory

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