ECSGA Library

Welcome to our collection of links to a wide variety of publications on shellfish, aquaculture, and related topics.

Read a fact sheet from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension about Mud Blister Worms and Oyster Aquaculture.

Read a paper on Salinity Tolerance of the Oyster Mudworm, Polydora websteri.

Read the 1992 paper, The Influence of Intertidal Height on Growth, Mortality and Haplosporidium nelsoni Infection in MSX-Mortality-Resistant Eastern Oysters.

Read the October 2014 report titled, Economic Activity Associated with Commercial Fisheries and Shellfish Aquaculture in Northampton County, Virginia, by Thomas J. Murray of Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Virginia Sea Grant-Affiliated Extension.

Read a March 2014 report on a Shellfish Aquaculture Demonstration Project in Little Pond, Falmouth, Mass. Researchers deployed oysters and concluded that they did produce modest improvements in nearby water quality.

In January 2012, the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research released the Connecticut Shellfisheries Mapping Atlas (version 3.0).  Developed in collaboration with the Conn. Sea Grant Extension Program and the Conn. Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Aquaculture, this interactive online map is designed to help Connecticut's shellfish industry and resource managers with planning and management of shellfisheries activity, including commercial and recreational harvesting, as well as aquaculture.

View the results of the 2009 Virginia shellfish aquaculture crop reporting survey, Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report.

Visit the aquaculture reading room of the National Agricultural Law Center for exhaustive compilations of major statutes, regulations, case law, Congressional research service reports, law bibliography, and many more reference resources.

View an annotated bibliography compiled by ECSGA Executive Director Bob Rheault, entitled Shellfish Aquaculture Interactions with the Environment - Selected References with some Annotations

Download the 2004 manual published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), entitled: Hatchery Culture of Bivalves - A Practical Manual.