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Posts by Ann Kane Rheault

Storm Preparation Tips

A series of newly published fact sheets, “Tropical Storm and Hurricane Preparedness for Off-Bottom Oyster Aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico” provide guidelines and suggested safety procedures to prepare for tropical storms and hurricanes. Florida Sea Grant, the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and Louisiana Sea Grant created the series to help oyster farmers reduce damages…

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Assistance For Small Businesses

An Update from NAA Executive Director Paul Zajicek Assistance for Small Businesses The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as…

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R.I. Judge Rules Cultured Oysters Are Livestock

On December 26, 2019, a Rhode Island Superior Court judge upheld a local zoning board’s decision allowing oyster grower and restaurateur Perry Raso to continue using a portion of land on the salt pond where he grows his oysters to support his aquaculture operation. In making his ruling, the judge accepted that shellfish farming meets…

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Chessie Seafood and Aqua Farms

On the oyster tour participants will learn about oyster farming on a short boat ride to the farm aboard a 21’ Carolina Skiff and actually do a little light farm work to get a taste of what is involved. Owner Tommy Leggett is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain and has worked the waters of…

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