The purpose of the Shellfish Outreach project was to disseminate educational information to the greater seacoast community on the value of aquaculture, status and opportunities in shellfishing, and hands-on local conservation strategies in an exciting visual and experiential manner.
The entire project was designed to combine three primary methods of distributing information to the public: traveling programs, curriculum design, and field experience. Audiences for all three programs were to receive maps, updated shellfish-related information, and/or details promoting environmentally sound aquaculture practices. Subject matter covered during these programs was designed to focus on basic shellfish biology and natural history, the history of the seacoast shellfish fishery, current status and concerns, education on predator control, proper collecting techniques, and what people need to know to collect shellfish safely on the New Hampshire coast.
Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
Smith, Dyanna I., "Shellfish Outreach Project" (2003). PREP Reports & Publications. 331.