Officials with the Rutgers University’s Aquaculture Innovation Center say there’s extreme potential for the oyster business here in South Jersey. Staff at the center say they are hoping the massive production of oysters will bring more jobs to the area. "This can be a major industry for South Jersey," said Mike De Luca, Director at the Aquaculture Innovation Center in North Cape May…De Luca works along side with David Bushek. They say the oyster industry in South Jersey is valued at nearly $25M a year and they believe this number can grow. Bushek and De Luca say they can teach local growers their cultivation methods.
/ / Officials believe oyster industry can bring more jobs to South Jersey