Massachusetts hosts over 25 shellfish projects that use oysters, clams, quahogs, and scallops to achieve a range of goals that include restoration, denitrification, mitigation, and population enhancement.
This page is a work in progress, continually updated as new information regarding Massachusetts projects becomes available. The provided information has been improved by data contributed by the Towns of Falmouth, Mashpee, and Nantucket. If you have additional information you would like to contribute, please contact MIT Sea Grant.
Click here to download the Oyster Restoration Best Practices info sheet for Massachusetts.
To see information on these projects in a spreadsheet format, click here.
This information has been compiled by Rebecca Cox (Environmental Studies, Wellesley College ’22) as part of the MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.
This project was completed with the help of Dr. Carolina Bastidas, Lily Keyes, and Ben Bray.
We would like to recognize the Towns of Falmouth, Mashpee, Nantucket, and Wellfleet, and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for their contributions to the information we have gathered.
Oyster Restoration Best Practices
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To view this table with citations, click here.