Boosting Return on Investment in the Shellfish Industry

A proposed shell-planting program in Delaware Bay could yield more than 250,000 bushels of harvested oysters over a four-year period. Each 100,000 bushels of oysters would be worth about $15 million in economic benefit, a return on investment of about $75 for every $1 invested by New Jersey. In addition, state tax revenues would be $2 for every $1 of state investment.


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences