Tag Archive: oyster

Working to Restore Oyster Habitat

Nature has provided us with an incredible resource in the diverse assemblage of molluscan shellfish that inhabit our coastal bays and estuaries. One bivalve species in particular provides many human benefits. The eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) has not only proven to be a preferred food species for people but also derives many vital ecosystem services through …

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UF Oyster Recovery Team sets Oct. 1 public meeting in Apalachicola

SEPT. 19, 2014 UPDATE:  The time-frame for the Oct. 1 workshop in Apalachicola has been adjusted.  The workshop will start with sign-in and discussion at 2:00 p.m. and last until 4 p.m.   SEPT. 18, 2014 UPDATE:  The format for the Oct. 1 workshop in Apalachicola has been updated to accommodate a two-step process that …

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California Seeking to Ease Restrictions on Gulf Oyster Rule

Oyster Boats on Apalachicola Bay: Photo by Erik Lovestrand, UF/IFAS Franklin County Extension Director   A notice has been issued by the California Dept. of Public Health dated June 27 that is seeking public comment on a proposed rule change regarding the allowable level of microbial Vibrio vulnificus in post-harvest processed Gulf oysters. Post-harvest processed …

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Oyster Harvester Training Now Offered

The State of Florida has initiated training of harvesters as prescribed by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) requirements for the new license year which starts July 1, 2014.  The training is offered through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) in Apalachicola. Harvesters can receive a certificate of training necessary to obtain a …

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