Treasure Coast Shellfish: Sebastian-Based Oyster Farm Now Selling to Area Restaurants

November 24, 2020 Meghan McRoberts, WPTV

Have you ever tried ‘Florida-grown’ oysters? A Treasure Coast business owner is making it easier for you to get local oysters on your plate.

NC Shellfish Growers on Front Lines of Changes to Climate, Ecosystems

North Carolina’s oyster farmers are grappling with rising seas, ocean acidification and more severe storms – and many now are speaking out about the climate-change impacts they’re witnessing firsthand.

Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Infections Linked to Shellfish

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is collaborating with provincial and territorial public health and food safety partners to investigate an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections occurring in four provinces.

State to Provide $ 300,000 in Emergency Grants to Washington Shellfish Growers

The Washington State Department of Commerce announced $ 300,000 is now available for grants to shellfish growers impacted by declining exports and restaurant sales due to COVID-19. Local and global market demand for Washington’s world-renowned shellfish has dropped dramatically since January, with some growers reporting revenue declines of 80-90 percent over last year.

FDA Finalizes First Food Safety Equivalence Determination – Resumption of Shellfish Trade with Spain and Netherlands

October 1, 2020 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Commission (EC), have taken important steps to open the market for the sale of molluscan shellfish, including oysters, clams, mussels and scallops, from both the United States and the European Union to their consumers. Initially, certain firms in Washington and Massachusetts will have access to the EU market.