Posts Tagged ‘ oysters ’

Housatonic River may turn reddish over next two weeks

May 7th, 2014 | By

A study over the next two weeks of how wastewater affects oysters growing in the Housatonic River and Long Island Sound will include use of a dye that will briefly turn a portion of the river reddish. Officials from the state Department of Agriculture are advising residents that the process is harmless. For more on

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Peer into the world of oysters at new show at Greenwich’s Bruce Museum

Nov 19th, 2013 | By

The exhibit is sponsored in part by the Greenwich Shellfish Commission, which is a nod to the power that oysters hold over the economic and environmental balance to the community. Active beds off Greenwich’s shore continue to serve professionals and recreational harvesters to this day. For more on this story, visit: Peer into the world

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Recall represents ‘huge hit’ for Connecticut oyster growers

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

For decades, Connecticut oysters have been in strong demand across the country and internationally, particularly in the summertime. One reason is that the state’s Long Island Sound-grown Blue Point oysters, unlike some warmer water varieties, had never seen a widespread, bacteria-related recall. That made the Aug. 5 voluntary recall of oysters harvested off Norwalk and

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Oysters: A complicated economy and ecology

May 29th, 2013 | By

There were two bills before the state Legislature in Hartford that had big and small operators in opposite camps. One would have decreased the size of harvestable oysters from 3 inches to 2 inches. The other would have opened up more leases offshore. The bills arrived at a time when the health of the Sound–

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Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound Exhibit at Bruce Museum Nov. 2, 2013-May 23, 2014

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By

Found in estuaries around the world, oysters are a favored delicacy for humans and play a valuable role in ecosystems and economies. These unassuming molluscs have sustained Native Americans, cleaned polluted harbors, provided critical habitat, and created waterside cultures. • Explore the science and natural history of oysters, particularly the Long Island Sound’s native Eastern

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Shellfish farmers cut off from agriculture disaster aid | The Connecticut Mirror

Sep 15th, 2011 | By

WASHINGTON–While many Connecticut farmers are scrambling to salvage their crops and repair the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Irene, one segment of the state’s agriculture community is still at a standstill: shellfish farmers. And even if state officials succeed in getting a federal disaster declaration to help other Connecticut farmers recover, the U.S. Department of

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