Shellfish Aquaculture in the Inland Bays Workshop
A healthy oyster population can provide tremendous ecological benefits in an estuary, such as water quality improvements and habitat restoration. Over the past several years, the CIB, in collaboration with the University of Delaware’s Marine Advisory Service, has successfully demonstrated the viability of growing shellfish in the Inland Bays using a variety of aquaculture techniques and methods. These include the off-bottom culture of oysters using Taylor floats and other commercial aquaculture gear.
In response to recent stakeholder inquiries regarding the potential for commercial aquaculture in Delaware’s Inland Bays, the CIB is organizing and hosting a one-day workshop to explore the feasibility of shellfish aquaculture operations in Delaware’s Inland Bays. Guest speakers include practitioners, technical experts, resource managers, and numerous policy and decision makers. A “White Paper” concerning the workshop proceedings will be published and distributed as key findings about this emerging issue. This workshop is being coordinated and hosted in collaboration with the Inland Bays Water Use Plan Implementation Committee.
Please register by June 3, 2011. Attendance is limited to 80 participants.
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Contact E.J. Chalabala at 302-226-8105 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.