Cape Ann Mussel-Farming Project Seeks Funding

Nantucket Sound Home to an Aquaculture First
Blue Mussels, photo NOAA

Newburyport News: The aquaculture project Salem State University marine research scientists hope might ultimately produce acres of mussels in a stretch of deep, open waters off the coast of Cape Ann has received the necessary permits to proceed. Now all the project managers need is … what else? Money.

Mark R. Fregeau, a SSU marine biology professor, said the project he is managing with SSU colleague and collaborator Ted Maney has been green-lighted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and will begin in earnest once they raise about $75,000 needed to begin laying the initial long lines upon which the mussels will grow.

Read more about the proposed mussel-farming project off Cape Ann.