Mystery Worm is Affecting Oysters in Washington

April 21, 2022 Julie Sabatier, OPB.org

While they are not harmful to humans, mud worms can make oysters less appealing and also affect the shellfish’s ability to grow. These effects are a problem for the industry.

Weathering the Oyster Industry Financial Tides in Texas

On March 23, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department heard public comments from industry businessmen, oystermen workers, stakeholders and researchers in the field in response to an agenda item to permanently close the Ayres, Carlos and Mesquite Bays. The department stated that the closures are due to harvest reefs not producing oysters at the legal size to harvest.

Texas Oyster Harvesting Closings Completely Break Down Oyster Supply Chain

Permanent and temporary closures of oyster harvesting areas by the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife (TDPW) have brought protests by oyster fishermen and contributing to the shortage of Gulf oysters, as well as high prices.  The department said the move was due to a variety of environmental concerns.

Oyster South Symposium Returns With April Meeting in Biloxi

The annual Oyster South industry symposium isn’t a typical scientific conference. Besides being filled with relevant information on oyster aquaculture in the south Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, it is also fun. The organization, a charitable foundation supporting shellfish aquaculture in the southern U.S., has members ranging from growers, chefs, wholesalers, gear suppliers, students and food writers.

This North Bay Oyster Outfit is Opening Up and Crawling Up The Coastline

March 7, 2022 Tierney Plumb, SFGate

For the first time in its nearly 40-year history, Tomales Bay’s celebrated Hog Island Oyster Co. will add a sibling farm that’s expected to shore up its beloved bivalves.