Best Management Practices

Working cooperatively with the industry and concerned user groups in the region, SEMAC drafted best management practices for the industry to encourage environmentally friendly and economically sustainable shellfish aquaculture.

Best Management Practices for the Shellfish Culture Industry in Southeastern Massachusetts-version 09-04a

SEMAC BMPs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another set of Best Maintenance Practices is also available through the efforts of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association (ECSGA) and funded through the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Northeast Regional Aquaculture Center, and NOAA’s Office of Aquaculture.  For more information about the document click here.

Best Management Practices for the East Coast Shellfish Aquaculture Industry June 2010

Best Management Practices for the East Coast Shellfish Aquaculture Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in shellfish restoration, BMPs are available through the International Shellfish Sanitation Conference.  They were developed in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the NOAA Restoration Center.

Best Management Practices for Shellfish Restoration 2011

ISSC BMPs for Shellfish Restoration

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions about any of these documents please contact the Marine Program office.

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