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Oysters, like the one shown above, improve water quality with their natural filtering action.

June 18: Oyster workshop

Lewes workshop to examine viability of shellfish aquaculture in Inland Bays


10:49 a.m., June 1, 2011--Together with the Center for the Inland Bays and about 150 volunteers, Delaware Sea Grant is restoring Inland Bay oyster populations. Working since 2003, the partners have shown the feasibility of growing the shellfish in Delaware’s Inland Bays — Rehoboth, Little Assawoman and Indian River. 

In response to recent stakeholder inquiries about the feasibility of commercial shellfish aquaculture operations in the Inland Bays, the two groups are hosting a workshop to explore the topic. The event will take place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. It will be held at the University of Delaware’s Virden Center, which is located at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus, 700 Pilottown Road in Lewes.

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The workshop is being hosted in collaboration with the Inland Bays Water Use Plan Implementation Committee, which is a committee of the Center for Inland Bays board of directors that aims to improve conditions for water use activities. Oysters are known to have various environmental benefits, including the improvement of water quality with their natural filtering action. 

The deadline for registration, which is $15, is Friday, June 3. Attendance is limited to 80 participants.

To register by check, download and print a copy of the informational brochure, which includes the agenda and registration form. Online registration is also available. 

Article by Elizabeth Boyle

Photo by Derek Parks

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