Residents question aquaculture's economic benefits

The News Journal
By Molly Murray
October 7, 2014

Residents with a million dollar view of Delaware's Inland Bays on Monday questioned, among other things, the potential economic benefits of the state's shellfish aquaculture plan.

State officials believe shellfish farming in the bays will improve water quality and created a new industry with an estimated value of $4.5 to $5 million.

"What you're trying to do is completely change our life," said Willie Coffey, who owns a home at The Cove along the east side of Indian River Bay. "For $5 million bucks, it's nothing."