Conservation Aquaculture Could Bring More Native Oysters to West Coast

Ten estuaries on the West Coast of North America have been identified as priority locations for expanding the use of conservation aquaculture in a study led by the Native Olympia Oyster Collaborative and funded by the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP). SNAPP is a research collaboration supported by the National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS) at UC Santa Barbara.

Culprit Behind Summer Mass Shellfish Mortality Events in Washington Discovered

July 7, 2021 Washington Sea Grant

In a new paper, scientists outline how certain algae species could have killed off oysters and clams in summer mortality events that have occurred since the 1930s.

Area 5 Approved Growing Waters Closed for Oyster Harvest Effective at Legal Sunset July 7, 2021 -DMR

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that Approved Area 5 “C” growing waters are closed to the harvest of oysters effective at legal sunset on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, due to excessive localized rainfall.

Oyster Rebound Prompts Maryland To Ease Some Harvest Limits

Amid indications that Maryland’s oyster population is on the rebound, state fisheries managers are easing some harvest limits they had imposed two years ago.

NC Oyster Trail Designed to Protect Threatened Industry

The trail, launched in 2020, includes oyster farms, seafood markets, restaurants and educational sites in an effort to boost a threatened species.