Oyster Aquaculture: Improving Production, Quality & Profitability
In our work, we recognize the critical importance of basic production questions (stocking densities, tumbling frequency, etc.), but are moving to include measures of quality. In an increasingly competitive market, quality will become increasingly important and oyster farmers need to understand the factors that control it. And, ultimately, we seek to frame our research in terms of effects on profitability, rather than typical biological production measures, to maximize the utility to shellfish growers.