The overall purpose of the Orleans shellfish demonstration projects is to locally measure the nitrogen removal benefits of shellfish cultivation in impacted coastal embayments, and to demonstrate the practical applications of shellfish propagation and aquaculture expansion within the Town of Orleans. These measured results and applications can then be utilized to develop full-scale plans for shellfish cultivation that help meet regulatory standards for nitrogen. Included on this page are project documents related to demonstration areas at Lonnie's Pond, Town Cove, and Pleasant Bay.