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Documenting the Potential Benefits of Increased Shellfish Mariculture Production in South Carolina (2022)

This report details a return-on-investment analysis for different scenarios of shellfish hatchery development which would be useful in evaluating the potential for university shellfish mariculture research programs. The Consortium worked with partners from Coastal Carolina University to develop four different investment scenarios to evaluate. The Consortium then partnered with the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business to estimate the current unmet demand for South Carolina produced mariculture oysters, and to develop cost data for input into an economic impact model.