This report by the Northeast Regional Aquaculture Center lists the key species, regulations and resources for each state, along with the barriers to getting started.
The BMP manual and the Excel macro-enabled template to create your own BMP document;
plus a Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Aquaculture technical bulletin covering Aquaculture Gear Management;
plus the Aquaculture Stewardship Council's recommendations on reducing waste and promoting recycling of aquaculture gear.
When buying used shellfish production equipment, be sure to thoroughly disinfect it before you put in the water. This reduces the risk of introducing disease or invasive species.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture, developed an extension-style publication based on information from a 2018 gear workshop in Cedar Key, Fla. It covers best management practices for shellfish gear; marine debris facts; lease stewardship and public perception; how to reduce, reuse, recover and recycle; shellfish gear management strategies; preparing for severe weather; and important resources.
Tech Talk: To Pit or Not to Pit?
Bill Walton and Diane Murphy of Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and Woods Hole Sea Grant summarize the pros and cons of over-wintering oysters in seed pits in southeastern Massachusetts, and describe their experiments on pitting.
A series of fact sheets for the off-bottom oyster aquaculture industry to help oyster farmers reduce damages related to wind, storm surge and decreased salinity from flooding. Six publications focus on planning, preparation and recovery for different types of farms, facilities and equipment.