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Feb 13th, 2014 | Category: Blogs, Oyster Restoration News, Shoreline Restoration News


On February 13th, students taking Aquaculture III at New Smyrna Beach High School applied their oyster mat experience to the Shuck and Share program. The 15 students and their teacher spent the morning working on old oyster mats to make sure they are ready for use as artificial reef material in the Indian River Lagoon.

The students had been previously trained in making oyster mats, so they already knew the ‘rules’. Working on a pile of oyster mats left over from a previous restoration project, the students fixed up 20 mats to be used in this year’s program. What a great example of ‘Reuse’ and ‘Recycle’!