Shellfish and Towns Video

Multimedia Resource
January 2019

Along Cape Cod, towns are under pressure to improve coastal water quality, and oyster aquaculture is becoming an attractive strategy to help remove nitrogen while supporting a popular fishery.  A Science Collaborative project based at Waquoit Bay Reserve has been comparing the water quality impacts of three common shellfish culturing methods.

The team, led by Dan Rogers, produced "Shellfish and Towns: Logistics, Education and People," a video to help towns better understand oyster aquaculture options. The video compares three common growing systems: floating bags, bottom cages, and mid-water cages and outlines their ease of use, visibility and footprint in the ecosystem.

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