Reports
2018 Florida Shellfish Aquaculture Gear Management Workshop Proceedings

The NOAA Marine Debris Program supported the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture in hosting a shellfish aquaculture gear management workshop on September 12, 2018, in Cedar Key, Florida. The workshop provided the aquaculture industry and shellfish farmers in Florida with resources and information about aquaculture debris issues including practical gear management techniques, proper gear anchoring methods, and severe-storm preparation strategies. This document includes proceedings from the workshop and additional resources to prevent shellfish aquaculture debris.