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1 year ago
Why oysters are not just for posh foodies now and are becoming increasingly popular

Definitely not Florida and possibly borderline inappropriate given that Hurrican Dorian is approaching, but this article was too cool not to share. Enjoy!

Bobby Groves has been working with oysters for half his life. He explains why where they come from matters - and why you should always chew

1 year ago
How officers cracked the case of 40,000 stolen oysters from Pensacola Bay Oyster Co.

Another followup to the theft from the Pensacola Oyster Company.

A sunken boat, undercover officers and a few Auburn scientists helped crack open the case of Pensacola's Bay Oysters Co.'s 40,000 stolen oysters.

1 year ago
Oyster theft suspects arrested in Northwest Florida

Kudos to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for tracking down these criminals. Great to see justice served!

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said four people responsible for stealing thousands of oysters have been arrested.

2 years ago
Legislation, science bode well for future of oyster aquaculture in Texas | AgriLife Today

Legislation and science are providing an opportunity to develop a sustainable oyster aquaculture industry on the Texas Gulf Coast.

2 years ago
Eat More Oysters. It's Good for the Environment.

Support your local aquaculturists and enjoy some farm-raised oysters this weekend; it's great for the environment!

Those tasty bivalves we can't get enough of are also great for filtering pollutants out of the water, but there's a balance that comes with building more oyster farms

2 years ago
Summer a risky time to eat oysters: What you need to know

FALSE! The Department of Health already confirmed that all 3 cases of vibrio were due to cuts and NOT from consuming contaminated shellfish. Shame on you ABC!

As temperatures heat up for the summer a dangerous bacteria infection is putting fishermen and raw bar lovers at risk.

2 years ago
Across the Gulf, oysters are in trouble.

With wild harvests of oysters in significant decline throughout the Gulf region, aquaculture could be our last line of defense to save the Gulf oyster.

Gulf oyster production is down all across the region. Oysters are a canary in the coal mine showing us the toll that years of pollution and poor water management are taking their toll on the Gulf.

2 years ago
New Pensacola oyster company agrees to move farm north after residents express concerns

Escambia County will send letters of support for Gulf Coast Oyster Farm's revised application to the Florida Department of Agriculture after moving the planned farm out of the view of waterfront ... See more

A new oyster farm planned for Escambia Bay is getting support from the commission after the company agreed to move its planned farm out of view of residents.

2 years ago
Why you want oysters and a salt marsh between you and a hurricane

Living shorelines are a third of the cost of a traditional seawall and fare much better in severe weather. As coastal communities push back against traditional seawall construction, living shorelines ... See more

More coastal towns are building "living shorelines" for storm and flood protection.

2 years ago
Find out who took home all the clams at the New Orleans Oyster Festival

The winner of the oyster eating contest slurped down 44 DOZEN (528 total) in 8 minutes. How many do you think you could put down in 8 minutes?

The New Orleans Oyster Festival filled Woldenberg Riverfront Park on June 1 and 2 with food, drink and contests.

2 years ago
8 Wonderful Benefits of Oysters | Organic Facts

Check out those nutritional facts! Tag your favorite oyster farmer.

Oyster has amazing benefits that include weight loss, increased bone strength, and strong immune system. Oysters are a good source of protein, vitamins and nutrients.

2 years ago
Texas Muscles in on Oyster Farming

Everyone, welcome the state of Texas to the party!

New bill by Rep. Todd Hunter legalizes oyster farms

2 years ago
As aquaculture booms, a new report guides investors toward sustainability

“Transforming how we produce seafood through strategic investment in innovative, more sustainable production methods may ultimately represent the difference between a healthy, abundant, and ... See more

More than half of the world's seafood now comes from farms, and that percentage is projected to rise as the global population grows. How can the aquaculture industry ensure sustainability?

2 years ago
The Big, “Forgotten Coast” Oyster Crawl — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

You simply can't miss this article featuring Cainnon Gregg of Pelican Oyster Co.. Check it out!

It took an oyster education in landlocked Atlanta to send Jess Graves home, to consider her roots in the oyster beds of Apalachicola Bay.

2 years ago
Exploring with Oyster Cultivation

Volunteer gardeners are taking the reins and assisting with oyster restoration. If you have a waterfront property, there is absolutely no reason you shouldn't try it for yourself! The oysters reared ... See more

Oysters are like snakes… you either like them or you hate them. You rarely hear someone say – “yea, their okay”. It’s either I can’t get enough of them, or they are the most disgusting ... See more

2 years ago
Your Town: FPC Bulldog Patrol talks school safety at Stoneman Douglas Commission meeting | Palm Coast | Palm Coast Observer

Flagler, St. Johns, and Nassau County folks: the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida is looking for volunteer oyster gardeners. Check it out!

Also in Your Town: Flagler Schools students awarded Medallion of Excellence.

2 years ago
County readies for aquaculture boom

Aquaculture is coming to Franklin County! This piece discusses some of the concerns amongst stakeholders yet provides a framework for how to appropriately select a lease site. Congrats to Jeff Wren ... See more

Franklin County commissioners signaled Tuesday their support to the growing interest in farming aquaculture leases in Apalachicola Bay, but want to see

2 years ago
Barleybrine Oyster & Craft Beer Weekend | Blue Collards

Attention Panhandle Folks: Barley Brine is an oyster and craft beer event that will be going down this weekend in Downtown Pensacola. Saturday is the main event, with oyster farmers from Gulf Springs ... See more

Barleybrine is a celebration of Gulf oysters and craft beer, being hosted by Blue Collards this April 4-6 in Pensacola, Florida.

2 years ago
Curt Hemmel Runs Florida’s Largest Clam Hatchery

Curt Hemmel runs Bay Shellfish Company, Florida's largest clam hatchery. In addition to culturing clams, the hatchery also produces oysters, scallops, and an exciting new species with excellent ... See more

Hemmel is the "Pied Piper of clams."

2 years ago
FGCU launches water school

Florida Gulf Coast University is launching a new Water School. Officials say the school will focus on five key issues including: climate change, fisheries, beaches, seagrass beds, and ecosystem ... See more

Florida Gulf Coast University launches The Water School to focus on water quality issues in Florida.

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