Green Harbors Project

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Nantucket: Shellfish System

Sustainable shellfishing: linking the whole system science through community engagement and outreach

This Capstone team of three inspired students doing their independent research studies is addressing one of the most important traditional activity on Nantucket: shellfishing of bay scallops. Is it sustainable? What can we learn from nature to make our activities more sustainable? Abstract

Independent Study Topics Students
Geochemistry and a bay scallop shelf: a winning combination. Poster Richard Corrado
Policy and management of the Nantucket whelk (conch) fisheries. Poster Sophia Bass Werner  
Shellfishing and by-catch: Conch and bay scallops. Poster Robert Capossela