Plastic Alternatives Sought in Aquaculture

Plastic Alternatives Sought in Aquaculture

The Wellfleet Shellfish Advisory Board and the shellfishing community are seeking ideas for alternative materials and innovative technology to reduce plastics in aquaculture. We are looking to either replace or find less impactful plastic materials in these common aquaculture products:

  • Zip ties
  • Grow bags
  • Plastic trays
  • Tags
  • Clam netting
  • Market onion bags
  • Any single-use plastic

Please share any leads to suppliers and manufacturers of these types of products that Wellfleet harvesters could implement in the real world aquaculture operations. Any and all creative ideas are welcome!

Examples of alternative materials would be:

  • Hemp oil plastics and netting
  • Reduced use of plastic products (like Poland spring bottle tops)
  • Stainless steel
  • Biodegradable netting
  • Re-usable clips
  • Bungee closures

Please help us be proactive in keeping our environment healthy. Email your ideas to

@f3techMD  @wellfleetSPAT #aquaculture #plastic #oysters #hemp #bungee #injectionplastic

Source: In the News at Wellfleet SPAT, OysterFest Producers | Wellfleet SPAT

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