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Massachusetts Designated Shellfish Growing Areas

Interactive decision-support tool for the Massachusetts coastline that will assist new or current growers in siting new or expanding shellfish aquaculture operations by providing a simple tool to assess conditions and resource conflicts based on existing datasets.

 Aquaculture application: The tool is designed to provide information to help potential shellfish farmers determine site feasibility, potential risks, and long-term suitability for particular areas in Massachusetts.

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NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources, in direct support of NOS priorities, offices, and customers, and to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.

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