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.

Oyster Buyback Spawns New Ecology Program

Prior to the pandemic, Ryan Smith, whose Signature Oyster Farm operates out of Katama Bay, sold about 30,000 oysters per week — nearly all of which went to restaurants and raw bars across the Northeast.

Louisiana Oysters Slowly Returning To Restaurants, Markets; Industry Recovery Months Away

September 29, 2021 MARK SCHLEIFSTEIN, NOLA.com

For the first time since the state’s oyster harvest areas were closed as a safety precaution after Hurricane Ida, fresh Louisiana oysters are back on local menus.

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources hosting public meeting for Oyster Management and Recovery Strategic Plan

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is hosting a public meeting to discuss the document, “Oyster Management and Recovery Strategic Plan.” The meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Bolton Building, located at 1141 Bayview Ave. in Biloxi.