Oyster Reef Creation

Addressing Injuries to: Aquatic resources and birds and wildlife.

Project: Creating oyster reefs in the Delaware River through direct placement and recruitment and placement of bushels of spat.

Total Acreage: 78

Ecological Benefits: Enhances benthic habitat, benefits reef organisms, improves water quality.

Economic Benefits: Oyster harvesting is expected 5 years after shell placement, boost to the local economy during construction.