Bait & Switch

The little shack in the heart of Greenport Village has seen a fair share of time and tides. It began life as the wheelhouse of a great whaling ship until that fishery faded into history. It was cut off and brought ashore in 1880. Later, sturdy men gathered around a blazing potbelly stove mended tremendous nets.  As Greenport …

A Hatchery Reborn

The team working the hatchery in Islip, NY is growing more than just baby oysters and clams.  Following the devastating blow dealt by hurricane Sandy, the former Town of Islip Shellfish Hatchery looked to be dead in the water.  Damaged infrastructure, millions of shellfish needing to be replanted, the task of bringing it back online was too …

Up Your Oystergame!

The relaunched inahalfshell.com and a new oyster skills class are raising the bar! Every oysterfan worth their brine probably knows Julie Qiu and her work on inahalfshell.com.  In case you’ve been attached to a rock and missed it all, I encourage you to go take a look.  I suggest proceeding with caution however as Julie …

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