Some thoughts reflecting on World Aquaculture Society meeting

Hurricane Sandy had a major impact on some of the shellfishing industry in New Jersey and New York… possibly 4 out of 6 hatcheries were destroyed. Will this impact RI farms that rely on these hatcheries for seed? Any thoughts? In Long Island Sound, shifting sands have buried and killed off larger swaths of shellfish beds – Did any of this occur in the salt ponds in southern RI? We might want to think about including this in the SMP, addressing risks to industry from storms and increased severity of storms.