Tag Archive: Oyster

Working to Restore Oyster Habitat

Nature has provided us with an incredible resource in the diverse assemblage of molluscan shellfish that inhabit our coastal bays and estuaries. One bivalve species in particular provides many human benefits. The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) has not only proven to be a preferred food species for people but also derives many vital ecosystem services through …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/02/06/working-to-restore-oyster-habitat/

California Seeking to Ease Restrictions on Gulf Oyster Rule

Oyster Boats on Apalachicola Bay: Photo by Erik Lovestrand, UF/IFAS Franklin County Extension Director   A notice has been issued by the California Dept. of Public Health dated June 27 that is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change regarding the allowable level of microbial Vibrio vulnificus in post-harvest processed Gulf oysters. Post-harvest processed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/08/18/california-seeking-to-ease-restrictions-on-gulf-oyster-rule/