OysterFutures project reaches consensus on Choptank
project--an experiment in consensus building funded by the National Science Foundation--brought
together a diverse group of stakeholders from the oyster industry, environmental groups, other nonprofits, and government agencies to try to find common ground on ways to improve the oyster resource in the Choptank and Little Choptank Rivers on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
UMCES scientists modeled a number of different approaches to oyster management and projected outcomes for the group to review, and they worked together to make recommendations on the most effective and beneficial approach for all. They submitted their report to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in May.