They Sell Shellfish Shares by the Seashore: A Surge of Oyster CSAs

Since Michael Gilman took out his first leases in 2010, almost 100 percent of the cage-grown oysters that he produces for Indian River Shellfish were sold to restaurants and other wholesale accounts. The global coronavirus pandemic changed all that.

Mississippi Fishing Industry Hopes to Recover From Decimated Oyster Population

In recent years, the oyster populations on the Mississippi Coast have declined.

Study Finds Pesticides In Northwest Clams, Mussels and Oysters

March 9, 2021 Keely Chalmers, KGW

Mussel, clam and oyster lovers, there may be a lot more in the shellfish than you thought. Researchers from Portland State University found some contain pesticides.

Maryland Oyster Industry May Be Forever Altered by COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic-impacted oyster season has been difficult for the industry in Maryland, causing farmers and watermen to rethink how they sell their product and changing how programs conduct oyster restoration.

Louisiana Hasn’t Approved an Oyster Lease in 19 Years; That’s About to Change

February 16, 2021 HALLE PARKER,

It’s been 19 years since Louisiana, stung by a $1 billion court judgment, last opened its water bottoms for new oyster leases. But the state is now lifting its moratorium, raising hopes among oyster harvesters who have endured a series of setbacks from Mother Nature as well as the BP oil disaster.