I want some oysters now!
I'm allergic to shellfish so don't eat oysters but appreciate their filtering capacity.
Question: Are the oysters filtering pollutants really safe to eat?
Question: Have you had any experience with oyster bagging in plastic net bags and how the netting breaks down and adds plastic pollution to the waterways?
oysters don’t filter pollutants, they feed on algae. whether an oyster is fit for consumption is based upon bacteria load in the water column.
What is the downside of aquaculture as opposed to "free" oysters?
What about rise in water temperatures?
is that a threat, rise in water temp.
Farmed fish are less healthy because they live in their excrement. Is this also true with oysters?
Mary Truglio Fesmire
Thank you so much! Extremely informative!
thank you, this was so informative
I have read a study that claimed shell fish can remove pollutants like herbicides, pesticides, and flame retardants. Are you familiar with this study?
Here is the link to access the recordings. http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/martin/sea-grant---martinst-lucie/
How much is oyster aquaculture expanding in Florida? And are there any regulatory challenges to starting an aquaculture farm?