UMD: A Globally Connected University

Donald Webster

Senior Agent
Wye Research & Education Center
124 Wye Narrows Drive, POB 169
Queenstown, MD 21658
Work Phone: 
410 827 5377 ext 127
Expert Credentials: 

Membership in World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Maryland Aquaculture Coordinating Council, Maryland Oyster Advisory Commission, UMCP Diving Control Board (Secretary). Participant in fisheries and extension development project in the Azores, Portugal (1979). Consultant, finfish and shellfish aquaculture project, Galicia, Spain (1994). Annual travel to locations including the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuck, Pohnpei, Yap), Republic of Palau, and Sulawesi, Indonesia during the past eight years. Author of chapter in Recirculating Aquaculture, Timmons & Ebeling, USDA NRAC publication 01-007 with translation into Spanish. Author of Education chapter in Shellfish Aquaculture and the Environment, Shumway et al, Wiley publication for 2010. Provided analysis of shellfish aquaculture laws and regulations in Maryland leading to substantial changes in laws during 2009 to spur production for economic, employment and environmental benefits. Organized and managed many extension educational projects for the state and region including the USDA funded Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center.

Area of Expertise: 

commercial fishing gear & technology; vessel operations; aquaculture (shellfish & finfish); pond management; aquatic weed control; aquaculture policy; extension program development; scientific diving

M.S. Agriculture and Extension Education University of Maryland Eastern Shore (2003),B.S. Natural Resources University of Rhode Island (1974),A.S. Commercial Fisheries and Marine Technology University of Rhode Island (1973)