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Volunteers raise oyster gardens to help restore reefs

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Volunteers along U.S. coasts are raising oysters from tiny translucent spat to hard-shelled bivalves that can help restore depleted reefs. Oyster reefs are a keystone of coastal ecosystems. Each oyster filters 25 to 50 gallons of water a day. Spat glue themselves to larger oysters and grow. The reefs provide habitat for shrimp, crabs and many kinds of fish, and can also protect shorelines. […]

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Maryland’s oyster industry hopes for a rebound this season

BALTIMORE (AP) — Folks working in Maryland's oyster industry are hoping for a rebound this season after seeing demand and prices plummet this time last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Baltimore Sun reports that COVID-19 depressed demand. That's in part because shucking oysters wasn't popular among diners looking for quick to-go meals. It appears that things are looking good for the industry so far. The latest figures show […]

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