Tag Archive: Oysters

Harvesting Safer Oysters – “From Bay to Table”

Oysters on the half shell ready to eat! Photo Courtesy of Florida Sea Grant Making oysters a healthy and sustainable seafood choice is the goal of oystermen and seafood dealers across the nation and the state of Florida. New education programs for the oyster industry went into effect January 1, 2014 and were implemented by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/19/harvesting-safer-oysters-from-bay-to-table/

Can Culturing Oysters Be Part of the Fishery Recovery?

Extensive methods of oyster farming have been promoted in various forms and under changing laws for over 100 years in Florida. (UF/IFAS photo) What: A Conversation About Oyster Aquaculture When: Monday, July 29, 2013, 2 to 5 p.m. Where: Community Center, Apalachicola (Ten Foot Hole) Seeking insights into the pros and cons of growing oysters, Apalachicola’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/25/can-culturing-oysters-be-part-of-the-fishery-recovery/

Apalachicola Oysters: Importance and Decline

Worldwide, oysters and their habitats have declined in population. National concern over the reduced oyster populations and potential failure of the Oyster fishery in Apalachicola Bay have been recently featured in the news. In September, Jack Payne, University of Florida IFAS Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources announced the formation of the UF Oyster Recovery …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/07/apalachicola-oysters-importance-and-decline/