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August 7, 2018

I am finally getting a chance to update my oyster blog in this middle of this very hot and humid heat wave we are having.  With temps in the 90's for 3 straight days now, it would be easy to forget how bitter cold this past winter was, except for the reminder that my o...

November 18, 2017

As we approach Thanksgiving, colder weather and some more frequent windy days, I reflect back on the few first months as an oyster farmer.  I knew getting into this I would be challenged in an environment that I truly enjoy.  But to say this has been a challenge would...

June 8, 2017

Been a long process - about 17 months but I just received my final permits to culture oysters and bay scallops.  I also just visited the hatchery yesterday and will pickup my seed SOON!  Until then it's back modifications on the boat.

March 28, 2017

The Eastern Oyster, that all oyster farmers harvest on the east end of Long Island, have amazingly strong shells that last thousands of years.  Some of the oldest archaeological evidence of ‘people’ in the New York area are oyster shells.  They have been found in the f...

March 8, 2017

I am getting closer to finally being able to get started growing oysters from seed in off/bottom culture systems.  I’ve been applying for permits, etc.  It’s a ‘hurry up and wait’ process that gives you plenty of time to think about what you are doing and plan how to b...

August 6, 2016

I am proud to announce that my company, The Sheltered Oyster Company was just awarded by competitive lottery the opportunity to enter into a lease with Suffolk County.  The lease is for a 10 acre site, to operate a sustainable oyster farm.  We selected a  location on t...

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