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 …

Lookin’ Good!

Hauled the cages to divide up the seed into more cages to make room for growth. We gave the oysters a tumble and rinse, recorded our field data and back down they went. Very happy with the growth so far! We track all of our farm management so we can make adjustments to our methods …

Great Things in (sorta) Small Packages

Thanks to the efforts of our backers and some fortuitous timing, we were able to begin purchasing our first seed oysters for this spring’s plantings. Rhode Island’s Dave Roebuck from Salt Pond Oysters and Perry Raso from Matunuck Oyster Bar set us up with an order of 30,000 1.5″ seed oysters.   These overwintered seed …