By Laura Walter
October 10, 2014
After a recent uproar about the potential impacts of shellfish aquaculture in the Inland Bays, local residents gathered at a massive meeting hosted by state Sen. Gerald Hocker Sr. and state Rep. Ron Gray this week to express their concerns.
In creating an aquaculture program, the State of Delaware is juggling environmental issues with navigational concerns. That means shellfishing must coexist with boaters, crabbers and sea turtle mating grounds. But, ultimately, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control was tasked by the state legislature to create a viable aquaculture industry, emphasized Secretary David Small of DNREC.