Technical Tools

Mapping Tools

Planning Tools for Aquaculture Expansion and Management within the Chesapeake Bay is funded by NOAA Sea Grant and aims to assist with the management of subaqueous bottom leased for shellfish aquaculture and identify areas suitable for shellfish growing in Virginia and Maryland waters.  (M. Berman and Dr. J. Wesson, Virginia Marine Resources Commission)

Oyster Tools

Cultchless (single seed) Oyster Crop Budgets for Virginia: Oyster crop enterprise budget spreadsheets intended as guidelines in the estimation of production costs and returns for Virginia aqua-farmers growing triploid oysters.

Principle Investigators

Marcia Bermanapplied geo-spatial models to enhance natural resource management in tidal water systems

Karen Hudson: Shellfish acquaculture informational/advisory assistance

Thomas Murray: Marine business and applied economics