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 …

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 …