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