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Credible Sources
Aquaculture, Shellfish, and the Environment.

Bureau of Aquaculture official website.  Many links detailing maps, licenses, regulations and much more.|


Connecticut's General Statues Regulating Aquaculture

A Guide to Marine Aquaculture Permitting in Connecticut.  A guide developed by CT Sea Grant with coordination of other agencies outlining the basics of the permitting process.

World Production and Consumption of Aquaculture goods

USDA 2013 Census of Aquaculture

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, information for world Aquaculture statistics

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch report on Farmed Oysters and Farmed Scallops

An overview of the seafood industry in the United States of America.

NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science: Coastal Aquaculture Planning Portal. Multiple tools for planning and developing aquaculture.


Seagrant's National Aquaculture site

CT Seagrant's main page, follow links for further information regarding shellfishing and aquaculture.

East Coast Shellfish Growers Association.

Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, Mississippi State university, plenty of research papers and other interesting information.

Greenwave was just recognized as one of Time Magazine's top 25 inventions of 2017!

National Shellfish Association.

NOAA website full of more aquaculture information.


Tim's Personal Library Picks

Working Thin Waters by Stephen Jones (Local history of the working waterfront by the story of Cpt. Lawrence Malloy)

ISBN 1-58465-103-2

The Scallop Estuary by Nelson Marshall (A look at the Niantic River in detail)

ISBN 0-9628730-1-2

New Haven's Oyster Industry by Virginia M. Galpin (An account of Connecticut's greatest industry)

Annual Report 2014 (or newer) Monitoring the Marine Environment of Long Island Sound at Millstone Power Station, Waterford, Connecticut. Published by the Millstone Environmental Lab and available upon request.

Factories, Farms and Fishes Too; Historical Photographs of East Lyme Connecticut (A throw back to the heritage of East Lyme and Waterford, namely, farming and fishing.)

Genetic Approaches for the Culture and Restoration of Bay Scallops (published by NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Milford)

Manual for Hatchery Culture of the Bay Scallop (published by NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Milford)

Northeastern Aquaculture Management Guide edited by Tessa L. Getchis (overview of aquaculture in New England with basic pertinent and indispensable information)

The Eastern Oyster Crassostrea Virginica edited by Kennedy, Newell and Eble (The “bible” of the eastern oyster, heavy in the biology and ecology of this mollusk.)

ISBN 0-943676-61-4

Oyster Culture by George C. Matthiessen (very expensive limited print book but worth every penny as Matthiessen was one of the original aquaculturists in New England)

ISBN 0-85238-279-0

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