Shellfish Health Advisory Council

The Regional Shellfish Seed Biosecurity Program (RSSBP) is coordinated under the central authority 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.

NameAffiliationStateArea
Debbie BouchardUniversity MaineMEPathology
Ryan CarnegieVirginia Institute Marine ScienceVAPathology
Dave BushekRutgers UniversityNJPathology
Lisa CalvoRutgers UniversityNJExtension
Karen HudsonVirginia Institute Marine ScienceVAExtension
Tal Ben-HorinNorth Carolina StateNCExtension
Marcy NelsonMaine Department Marine ResourcesMERegulatory
Rebecca ThurMD Department Natural ResourcesMDRegulatory
Bob RheaultEast Coast Shellfish GrowersRIIndustry
Mike CongroveOyster Seed HoldingsVAIndustry
Julie DavisLady’s Island OystersSCIndustry
Lori GustafsonUSDA APHIS VSna Federal
Carolina BorqueLouisiana Department Fish and WildlifeLARegulatory

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