Protect: Water Quality
Protect and restore water quality in shellfish growing waters that
are both critically important and endangered.
Protect: Oyster Sanctuaries
Establish sufficient acreage of protected oyster reefs to support
desired ecosystem services by building fish habitat, supplementing wild oyster stock and filtering water.
Restore: Living Shorelines
Expand the use of living shorelines to become the most commonly
used shoreline stabilization method in estuaries that support oyster habitats.
Restore: Shell Recycling for Reefs
Create a coordinated oyster shell recycling program to provide 5 percent of the material needed to support oyster restoration.
Harvest: Sustainable Wild Harvest
Sustainably manage natural oyster habitats within public trust areas to perpetuate ecosystem services and wild harvest.
Harvest: Cultch Planting
Use cultch planting to replenish and enhance oyster habitat for commercial harvest and ecosystem services.
Harvest: Shellfish Aquaculture
Build the shellfish aquaculture industry to create a $45 million industry by 2025.
Educate: Outreach and Engagement
Create communication and outreach strategies that engages stakeholders and the general public to actively support the goals, strategies and actions outlined in the Blueprint.