Effects of Oyster Shell Recycling vs Predator Protection on Mudflat Acidity and Shellfish Enhancement
During 2021, Downeast Institute and partners continued our work testing the effects of sediment buffering (adding recycled crushed shells to mudflats) vs predator protection on commercial [...]
Downeast Institute receives major national grant to examine impacts of climate change stressors on shellfish aquaculture
Downeast Institute among only 4 recipients of national grant competition to work with shellfish farming industry to create resilience to impacts of climate change.
Researchers hope the oyster shell study will prove to be a viable way to revive flagging softshell clam harvests. Date: April 23, 2021 Author: Kelley Bouchard Media: Portland Press Herald Link: [...]
Researchers Find Adding Shells to Mudflats for Coastal Acidification Does Not Enhance Clam Populations
Instead, Study Finds Excluding Predators Dramatically Increases Abundance of Juvenile Clams Freeport, ME —Spreading clam and oyster shells on the mudflats in an effort to counteract the effects [...]