Shore Thing Shellfish

Jan 29

"A rising tide lifts all oyster boats"

Ronnie Gist with the Maryland Industrial Partnerships grant program (MIPS) is about to enjoy a fresh oyster from our lease in St. George Creek.  We were awarded a grant through this program to research alternative “in-water” setting methods compared to traditional land-based setting systems.

Ronnie Gist with the Maryland Industrial Partnerships grant program (MIPS) is about to enjoy a fresh oyster from our lease in St. George Creek.  We were awarded a grant through this program to research alternative “in-water” setting methods compared to traditional land-based setting systems.

In September I had an opportunity to do some work renovating condos on Siesta Key in Florida.  Swimming and laying on the beach after work, not bad.  Every restaurant offered oysters but I didn’t see any Chesapeake’s on the menus… yet.

In September I had an opportunity to do some work renovating condos on Siesta Key in Florida.  Swimming and laying on the beach after work, not bad.  Every restaurant offered oysters but I didn’t see any Chesapeake’s on the menus… yet.

Sep 30

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Stylochus, or as we call em, “Pigglies”, are a species of flatworm that eat young oyster spat.  They are effective predators and can greatly increase spat mortality densely set areas. 

Stylochus, or as we call em, “Pigglies”, are a species of flatworm that eat young oyster spat.  They are effective predators and can greatly increase spat mortality densely set areas. 

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One year old spat on shell.  Purdy!

One year old spat on shell.  Purdy!

Sep 27

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All this shell is gone now.  All moved, one bushel at a time, to our lease bottom.  Its delivered to the property by tractor-trailer then allowed to age before going overboard.

All this shell is gone now.  All moved, one bushel at a time, to our lease bottom.  Its delivered to the property by tractor-trailer then allowed to age before going overboard.