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Restoring shellfish reefs for people and nature

Shellfish are underappreciated, but crucial animals in marine ecosystems. Shellfish reef restoration has amazing potential help marine ecosystems.

Shellfish, like oysters, are considered delicacies all around the world. People love them for their salty taste. Shellfish are also crucial for our coastal ecosystems because they filter water and create reefs that provide homes to hundreds, if not thousands, of coastal species. They also support significant fisheries which feed coastal communities.

In this video we discuss shellfish reef restoration- the act of reinstating shellfish reefs to coastal seascapes. We delve into the benefits that this restoration effort has for coastal biodiversity, fisheries, and the economies of coastal towns.

From little things, big things grow.

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Life Below Water: Conservation, Current Issues, Possible Solutions

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