Oyster Experiment Working in Mattapoisett, MA
October 26, 2014
Sippican Week: Thousands of oysters grown from seed in Mattapoisett [MA] have been released into Pine Island Pond, and if all goes well, they will spawn thousands more.
Assistant Natural Resources Officer Kevin Magowan headed up the town’s first oyster farm. Beginning in June 2013, the town began growing 100,000 oyster seed in an upweller. The oysters were transferred to mesh grow-out bags and put in Pine Island Pond for the winter.
Read more about the oyster-growing experiment in the town of Mattapoisett, MA.