FCTV Exclusives: Oyster Relay

Highlights a key aspect of Falmouth’s oyster aquaculture demonstration project – the transfer of seed oysters (1-1.5 inches) grown in one estuary that served as a nursery to others for further grow-out and harvest at market size (3-4 inches). The project’s overall goals and objectives, are to help improve water quality by managing excessive nitrogen concentrations in estuaries which have led to eutrophication and, in some instances, extreme events such as fish kills that are now being avoided.