Check this new article about conservation aquaculture of native oysters. Also, here is a press release from UCSB and a two-page summary of the results.
“The study published in Plos One, recommends locations and methods for the strategic expansion of conservation aquaculture to bring back Olympia oyster populations…”
“Our collaborative process engaging diverse stakeholders including managers, scientists, Indigenous Tribal representatives, and shellfish growers can be used elsewhere to seek win-win opportunities to expand conservation aquaculture where benefits are maximized for both people and imperiled species.”
“They developed a clear framework for decision making that considered conservation goals and human needs together. The project includes recommendations to strategically use conservation aquaculture where the rewards outweigh the risks.”