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Maui Now: Oyster Project Launched on Maui to Improve Water Quality

An innovative pilot project that uses oysters to improve water quality at Maui’s Māʻalaea Harbor was launched on Friday by the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council.

“Today we’re starting with 518 oysters–is the final count. We have the Pacific Oyster–which is the common species that’s with us today. It was born and raised in Hilo… at the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center,” said Amy Hodges, Programs Manager for the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council.

Oysters are used around the world to help improve water clarity and quality, allowing for sunlight penetration, which is important for corals and other animals. Read the full article:

Oyster Pilot Project Launched on Maui to Improve Water Quality

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