To support the burgeoning oyster mariculture industry, the Consortium supplied waterproof and UV-protected cage tags to South Carolina oyster growers. Five oyster farming companies received 3,430 tags for floating cages, which are now properly tagged with ownership information.
Each tag is attached to the culture gear and assists growers to meet S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s shellfish harvesting regulations. The tags also help farmers protect their property in the event of hurricanes and severe storms.
Learn more about the Living Marine Resources program and current projects.