Resources for starting an oyster farm in Maine
Websites That Are Helpful
Maine Sea Grant
The Maine Sea Grant website has information about oyster aquaculture in Maine and sample production worksheets for your oyster farm.
Maine Department of Marine Resources
The Maine DMR website is where you can download your application for your LPA license.
We used the NOAA website to reference charts for our site location drawings in our application.
Oyster Farmers That Inspire Us
Nonesuch Oysters - Scarborough, Maine
We love Abigail's accidental oyster farmer story in her TEDx talk.
Island Creek Oysters - Duxbury, Massachusetts
We both read Erin Bryers Murray's book, Shucked.
Cool Facts About Oysters
- Oysters filter 30-50 gallons of water a day
- You won't find pearls in the oysters you eat (from the ostreidae family) -- the oysters that grow pearls are a different species (from the pteriidae family)