We Are Developing Sustainable Oyster Production Away From Environmental and Climate Change Risks
Maine Shellfish Developers is growing Maine oysters using sustainable and ecologically sound technology. Our model can produce market size oysters year-round and insulated from environmental and climate change risks.
We are located at the Waldoboro Business Park in Waldoboro Maine, Maine. The Waldoboro Business Park is a dedicated to hosting businesses focused on developing sustainable food and agriculture technologies .
We are combining recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology with proprietary feed formula to grow oyster seedlings and mature oysters year-round in a shore-side facility.
Introduction by Chris Maloney, Chief Operating Officer.
Maine Shellfish Developers is growing oysters indoors using modern recirculating system technology developed by MSD. This is combined with priprietary feed protocols.We have over four years of development time invested.
We have developed rectilinear growing racks for maximum production capability. These are designed to maximize production and promote healthy growth.
Indoor production allows for mechanized production saving costs and increasing production capacity.
Received grants from the Maine Technology Institute to test proprietary feed protocols for oysters.
Maine Technology Institute development loan to continue testing of indoor oyster production
Private equity seed funding
USDA SBIR Phase I: Development And Expansion Of Closed Containment Oyster Feedlots At Non-Coastal Sites - Grant to evaluate the feasibility of achieving full automation and 100% water quality with artificial seawater in a shellfish specific recirculating aquaculture system (SS-RAS).
USDA SBIR Phase II: Development And Expansion Of Closed Containment Oyster Feedlots At Non-Coastal Sites - The Phase I grant showed the feasibility of closed containment oyster farming. Phase II will improve the noted problems into a commercially productive system.
USDA SBIR Phase I-B: Grant to investigate purchase of an alternate feed in support of land-based oyster farming - considers the logistics of getting algae to feed the oyster. Since algae suffer degradation and loose nutritional value, this proposal addresses the transportation and storage of algae.
NSF SBIR Phase I Grant for developing an inexpensive means of culturing large volumes of microalgae in support of land-based oyster farming. The Bigelow Center for Algal Innovation (CAI) will assist Maine Shellfish Developers in developing this solution.
MSD was founded by Taylor A Pryor to develop sustainable shellfish production in Maine using on-land, indoor production techniques using ground breaking recirculating system technology and proprietary feed protocols. Mr Pryor has over 40 years of aquaculture development experience. Pictured he at his oOyster Famr in 1