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Where is Oyster Restoration
Happening
January 2014

Compiled by the
Massachusetts Oyster Project
www.massoyster.org
United States Oyster Restoration Map

www.massoyster.org
New England Mid-Atlantic
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New Hampshire
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Great Bay (numerous sites)

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Massachusetts
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Wellfleet, MA
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Martha’s Vineya...
East Coast
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www.massoyster.org

North Carolina
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Nags Head
South Carolina
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35 sites on 200 miles of co...
West Coast Oyster Restoration
• Washington
– Puget Sound
• 100 acres Olympia Oysters

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Sequim Bay
Drayton Harbor
F...
Observations
• Oyster restoration is a national phenomenon with
almost every coastal state with some activity.
• Oyster re...
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Oyster Restoration Map of the United States in 2014

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We have tried to develop a comprehensive map of oyster reef restoration programs in the United States. This is intended to be a living document. If you know of other locations, please drop us a comment.

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Oyster Restoration Map of the United States in 2014

  1. 1. Where is Oyster Restoration Happening January 2014 Compiled by the Massachusetts Oyster Project www.massoyster.org
  2. 2. United States Oyster Restoration Map www.massoyster.org
  3. 3. New England Mid-Atlantic • New Hampshire • Great Bay (numerous sites) • Massachusetts • Wellfleet, MA • Martha’s Vineyard • RI • Narragansett Bay • Connecticut • Long island Sound/Milford • New York • Brooklyn • Hudson River • Jamaica Bay • New Jersey • Raritan Bay Earle Naval Station • Delaware • Delaware Bay • Maryland 24 Sanctuaries • Baltimore • Harris Creek • Savern River • Magothy River • Virginia • Virginia Beach Lynnhaven River, Crystal Lake • Lafayette River • Piankatank River www.massoyster.org
  4. 4. East Coast • • • • • • • • www.massoyster.org North Carolina • Nags Head South Carolina • 35 sites on 200 miles of coast Georgia • Savannah • Sapelo Island • Altamaha Sound • Bellville Boat Ramp Florida • Indian River Lagoon • St. Lucie River • Apalachicola Bay Alabama • Mobile Bay Mississippi • Mississippi Bay $11 million project Louisiana • Grande Isle • St. Bernard Marsh • Vermillion Bay Texas • Galveston • Matagorda Bay
  5. 5. West Coast Oyster Restoration • Washington – Puget Sound • 100 acres Olympia Oysters – – – – Sequim Bay Drayton Harbor Fidalgo Bay Port Gamble Bay • Oregon – Netarts Bay – Coos Bay – South Slough Estuary • California – San Francisco Bay – Orange County – San Diego 2015 www.massoyster.org
  6. 6. Observations • Oyster restoration is a national phenomenon with almost every coastal state with some activity. • Oyster restoration can be executed in urban areas such as New York, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Galveston, Savanah, San Fransisco. • From reviewing the literature the drivers for restoration are enhancing the quantity and variety of sea life, improving water quality and enhancing aquaculture. www.massoyster.org

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