Long-term Planning

One Million Oysters a Week

Shellfish aquaculture in Maryland is relatively small and assorted. It tends to act in terms of a collection of businesses as opposed to an industry. To become an industry, it faces challenges from such varied sources as social opposition, problematic leasing and permitting systems, and stakeholder conflicts.oyster4

The solution starts with the question:  What would it take to get to one million oysters a week? We apply that question to the entire system identifying bottlenecks that constrain growth. OpenShell then develops a matrix of ordered solutions based on those challenges.

 

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