Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 5, 2012: Oyster Reclamation: One Estuary and Community Shellfish Farm at a Time

Oysters on the half-shell – what’s a summer without them? For thousands of years oysters were considered inexhaustible in the Pacific Northwest. But loss of habitat, over-harvest, and most recent ocean waters saturated with greenhouse gases, are undermining stocks. Can these rich succulent marine creatures be reestablished in community shellfish farms? Martha Baskin takes a look and brings us the story.

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1 comment:

Heather McFarlane said...

Does the overuse of now banned carboryl or glyphosphate on Willipa Bay contribute anything to the acidification?