Goal 1: To maintain and improve marine and estuarine habitat important to commercially important wild resources.
Objective: Implement an eelgrass planting/restoration program to improve habitat conditions for commercially important shellfish species in the region.
Goal 2: To enhance, restore and/or maintain wild populations of commercially important resources.
Objective 1: Test and compare various methods of restoration of bay scallops, and implement the most promising methods to measurably improve local bay scallop harvests.
Objective 2: Implement remote set technology on a regional scale to restore and enhance native oyster populations to improve oyster harvest and create a diverse habitat for associated marine organisms
Objective 1: Explore the culture potential of underutilized shellfish species, such as razor clams and soft shell clams, in southeastern Massachusetts.
Objective 2: Quantitatively compare various types of culture methods and equipment in terms of survival, growth, cost effectiveness and environmental impact.
Goal: Stakeholders in the southern New England region will use knowledge gained from Woods Hole Sea Grant programs to promote science-based decision-making.
Objective 1: Provide a means to translate science and technology into applications relevant to southeastern Massachusetts and relay that information to appropriate user groups.
Objective 2: Educate stakeholders in southern New England who will promote sustainable, environmentally sound policies.
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