Representing the needs of aquaculture and the environment

Shellfish Restoration

ECSGA supports community-based shellfish restoration projects because of the environmental services they provide and the educational opportunities they present.  Research indicates that large populations of restored filter-feeding shellfish can improve water quality, improve habitat value and remove excess nutrients from sensitive coastal habitats.  In addition to these tangible benefits, well-designed restoration projects have strong educational components that raise awareness about water-quality issues and the important role of shellfish in coastal ecosystems.  Raising public awareness is a critical step towards improving degraded water quality, which is one of our top priorities.

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