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Wakulla Environmental's Bob Ballard and student with an oyster cage
Study: Shellfish farming enhances habitat

By E.M. YABOR
eyabor@thewakullanews.net

A scientific assessment determined that oyster aquaculture has a positive environmental and economic impact for commercial fishermen.
The study, released in March 2014, “illustrates the positive external benefits resulting from the habitat provided by Gulf of Mexico off-bottom long line aquaculture parks in terms of enhancements to important commercial and recreational fisheries in the region.”

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