UC Davis Study Shows Effects Of Climate Change On Oyster Farming

A four-year academic study funded by California Sea Grant and conducted by lead researcher Ted Grosholz of UC Davis found that oyster habitats in bays and estuaries along the California coast can be impacted by climate change.

SMADC’s New Oyster Guide Website Invites Consumers to “Find, Eat, Savor, and Experience” Southern Maryland Oysters

There’s nothing like a fresh Maryland oyster! Raw, steamed, fried, or grilled, they’re treasured for their delicious taste, as well as their cultural significance, history, and environmentally friendly life cycle.

These Bivalves Tell a Story: Murder Point Oysters

Murder Point is the largest oyster farm in Alabama. Others in the state include Point au Pins — also on Sandy Bay — Navy Cove and Massacre Island. Louisiana has fewer farmed oysters: Southern Belles, Grand Isle and Caminada Bay. Zirlott suspects Louisiana has been slower to embrace oyster farming because unlike in Alabama, harvesting wild oysters from reefs remains a viable business.

FDA Investigates Shigella Illnesses Linked to Imported Raw Oysters Outbreak

May 22, 2019 FDA

Consumers should not purchase oysters marketed as being harvested from Estero El Cardon, in Baja California Sur, Mexico from restaurants. Consumers who have recently experienced symptoms of foodborne illness should contact their healthcare provider and report their symptoms and receive care.

Despite Restoration Efforts, Alabama Oysters Reach Historic Low

February 26, 2019 Mary Scott Hodgin., WBHM

From Florida to Texas, oyster populations in the Gulf of Mexico are dropping, and in some places, they are at historic lows. In Alabama, the problem is so bad that officials canceled this year’s public oyster season. Scientists involved in restoration efforts are now finding that what worked before is no longer working, so biologists are trying something new.