17 Apr '11, 1pm

Author of "Oyster Extinction" research sets record straight about eating #oysters. (Verdict: EAT) Pay attention @EaterNY

Author of "Oyster Extinction" research sets record straight about eating #oysters. (Verdict: EAT) Pay attention @EaterNY

Like any business, even shellfish aquaculture does have impacts to the environment (and in the past had more). But shellfish farmers these days are generally very conscientious and professional . The one thing we do caution against in the paper is the further spread of non-native oyster species (and the invasive hitchhikers that can come with them). The decade-long debate about introducing an Asian oyster species to the Chesapeake Bay was recently settled in favor of native oysters, but this tendency to replace native species with non-native species remains a problem globally.

Full article: http://blog.nature.org/2011/03/oyster-reefs-are-in-troubl...

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