WHERE IS THE SITE?
The site is located along the western coast of the Sakonnet River, approximately 500 feet north of Glen Manor house in roughly 5-15 feet of water.
WHY WAS THIS SITE CHOSEN?
This area of the Sakonnet River was chosen for a few reasons.
- Biophysical modeling efforts conducted by a team of oceanographers highlighted that this area of the Sakonnet would be ideal for oyster culturing.
- I further refined the site to be located well north of the Glen Manor House dock and tucked in relatively close to shore to minimize navigational hazards.
HOW WILL THE FARM AFFECT WATER QUALITY?
Oyster aquaculture has well known and well documented benefits to water quality and the marine ecosystem as a whole. Oysters filter naturally occurring algae from the water and require no additives in order to thrive. An adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day, which considerably increases the surrounding water quality. More information about this is presented here.
HOW & WHEN WILL YOU TEND TO THE FARM?
Myself and a crew of 1-2 aquaculturists will tend the farm by boat (23-foot center console), roughly 2-3 times a week.
If you have questions regarding the site or operations, please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.