TX State Closures Killing Livelihoods, Oyster Harvesters Say

More than 100 oyster harvesters from Galveston County and across Texas gathered recently outside the Texas Parks & Wildlife office in Dickinson in effort to convince the state to reopen the bays and save their jobs.

B.C. Shellfish Growers Experiencing A Watershed Moment

West Coast growers have endured a tough couple of years as the COVID-19 pandemic dried up demand from restaurants and international markets, and extreme temperatures in June cooked countless beach-grown oysters and clams alive in their shells.

In Virginia, Country’s Top Oyster-Breeding Facility Gets Upgrade to Match

January 6, 2022 Jeremy Cox, Bay Journal

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science plans to open a new oyster-breeding and research facility at its Gloucester Point campus by spring 2022.

FlipFarm’s Semi-Automated Oyster-Farming System Wins the Global Aquaculture Innovation Award

November 23, 2021 Global Seafood Alliance

FlipFarm Systems, a New Zealand company that has developed a semi-automated method for turning oyster-growing cages over with little human effort, has won the Global Seafood Alliance’s annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award.

At the Beginning of Another Oyster Season in Maryland, the Industry is Hoping For a Rebound

Experts say COVID-19 depressed demand for oysters, in part because shucking them wasn’t popular among diners looking for quick to-go meals. That sank prices for harvesters on the bay.