Oyster Farm Site Marking
Aquaculture sites can be a major hazard for marine navigation, depending on the location and depth of the water. The hazard is even greater still if sites are not properly marked. Both small and large vessels being used for recreation and commercial purposes share the same waterways where oyster farmers work their leases. It is for this reason that understanding and practicing proper oyster farm site marking is critical.
Most marker buoys for aquaculture sites are yellow in color. More often than not, they will mark the corners as well as the perimeter of the lease. The links below may serve as a resource on marking aquaculture sites.
Government of South Australia
Government of Canada NPA (NWPA) Compliance
US Coast Guard Private Aids to Navigation
IALA (International Association of Lighthouse Authorities)
We’re here to help. To receive more information on the navigational marking of aquaculture sites, including oyster farms, please give us a call or send us a message using the form to the right.