I have now launched the “Poppasquash Oysters™” campaign.  Funds raised will allow me the unique opportunity to purchase the property and establish the farm as an environmental and educational nonprofit organization.  I need your help to make this happen! 

The farms proven environmental benefits to Narragansett Bay and the Rhode Island economy include:


  • Poppasquash Oysters (uniquely cultured for 3yrs) spawn each year providing billions of potential fertilized eggs for wild recruitment to the Narragansett Bay fishery.


  • One healthy female is capable of producing 100 million eggs, males produce even more sperm.

 

  • Bottom cage culture provides critical artificial reef habitat for juvenile finfish & small crustaceans.


  • A single adult oyster can filter 50 gallons of water per day, removing algae & harmful nutrients like nitrogen.


  • Oceans absorb approximately 25% of the world’s CO2 emissions.  Oysters sequester (lock) some of this carbon into the formation of their shell, 12% by weight.


  • 100% of the oysters produced by the farm are sold in state.  NOAA assigns an economic multiplier effect of 5 to the industry.


  • Most materials used by the farm are purchased locally, supporting local business.


Helping The Environment

Farming practices which minimize the disturbance of the bay's own natural beauty. 

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