9 South Carolina Shellfish Industry Transformation 1986
10 Commercial Permit Requirements 116 oyster culture permits (leases) -90,000 bushels planted each yearAnnual rent = $5.00/acrePlant 50 bushels of cultch or equivalent/acre (SC state law)Shortage of oyster shell for plantingPlethora of oyster larvae in SCInnovative cultivation methods
31 “Raking Down” Breaks up aggregates of small oysters Reduces density of intertidal clustersMoves oysters from high/mid intertidal to lower intertidalMovement results in accelerated growthWorks best in high density, low wave energy habitat
35 Bamboo Stakes Alternative method of spat collection Must be pre-approved by DNR6 stakes = 1 bushel of oysters upon grow-outCan be planted on soft bottomsMore resilient than wooden stakesInhibits shoreline erosion
41 Untreated Wooden Stakes Alternative method of spat collectionMust be pre-approved by DNR6 stakes = 1 bushel of oysters upon grow-outCan be planted on soft bottomsUntreated oak stakes sometimes rot & oysters are smothered
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