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The primary purpose of the study reported here was to investigate the feasibility of developing profitable markets for Maine raised Ostrea edulis. More specifically the objective were to (1) evaluate trend in oyster supplies, including landings, imports, and exports in the U.S., Canada and France; (2) analyze trends in oyster consumption in the U.S., Canada, and France and develop a predictive equation based on factors influencing consumption in each of these areas; (3) evaluate the economic feasibility of developing a half-shell oyster market for Maine raised oysters.
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Life Sciences and Agricultural Experiment Station
Oyster fisheries, oysters, Maine
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Dunham, W.C., and M.M. Bray. 1974. An evaluation of the potential for Maine raised oysters. Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station Bulletin 709.