12 November 2014

• Shellfish In Long Island Sound…and In Chesapeake Bay

• Watching Over Connecticut’s Shellfish


“The Bureau of Aquaculture, based in a small waterfront building in Milford, is the 12-person division of the state Department of Agriculture charged with leasing 30,670 acres of state-owned shellfish beds and regulating the commercial harvest from them and from beds that towns lease to growers.

"It also tests samples from recreational and commercial beds in 24 shoreline towns, orders closures when dangerous levels of pollution are detected and works with volunteer shellfish commissions and commercial shellfishermen, among other tasks.”

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• Lots More OystersIn Maryland…but There’s A Snag

“A diver pulled a large, porous bag of oysters from Calvert Bay and heaved it onto the motorboat, and the sucker fish and baby crabs began to scurry and skid in a vain search for escape along the slippery floor. Another bounty of bivalves, almost ready for market.

”But not everyone is excited.”

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