The Port of San Diego has initiated an Oyster Nursery Research Project as part of efforts to explore new aquaculture and blue technology opportunities.
The first of six oyster test sites around San Diego Bay was established in December 2016. Each site will have oysters growing to the juvenile stage in enclosed molded plastic baskets.
Next steps include testing of water quality and the health of both the basket-raised oysters and wild oysters in the bay, with help from PME oxygen loggers. The data will inform decisions about where oyster growing might be feasible in the future. The goal is to establish a health record that makes San Diego Bay permit-ready for future oyster nursery projects.
Look out for a feature on PME’s loggers in an upcoming issue of Sea Technology.
Caption: Port of San Diego initiates Oyster Nursery Research Project. (Photo Credit: Port of San Diego)