Oysters in Japan

Superior oysters are grown around the globe, but oyster farming in Japan is estimated to date back to the 16th century, giving the country a long recognized respect as a leader in aquaculture. While here on the North Fork, and most of the eastern US, we cultivate the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica), several different oyster …

World Water Day

World Water Day is a United Nations initiative to raise awareness and spur action for members of the global community who struggle with water related issues. We are honored to participate, not only in this day, but as water stewards everyday.  Little Creek Oysters and our oyster farming partners on the East End of Long Island, NY …

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 …

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