Sunday, July 10, 2005

Is the Eastern Oyster Endangered?

The National Marine Fisheries Service is looking into whether the eastern oyster should be listed as an endangered species. This seems odd to me, given that oystering is almost like farming (in fact, it's called aquaculture, and in the Connecticut state bureaucracy, the aquaculture division is in the Department of Agriculture). This story, from Newsday, explains what's going on.


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