Delaware’s shellfish farming program has seen a lot of changes since lawmakers approved its creation in 2013. And in December, the state took a major step toward finally launching the industry here this spring when it adopted a process to approve leases for areas available for farming.
Still, some people still felt their issues with the program hadn’t been fully heard.
A bill was recently introduced to ensure changes being made to Delaware’s shellfish farming program in Little Assawoman Bay to address nearby homeowner’s concerns are permanent. And Delaware Public Media science reporter Katie Peikes explains how these changes could affect the state’s aquaculture program in its infancy.