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Posts by Ann Kane Rheault

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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Milford Oyster Festival Shucking Contest Results

The results of the shucking contest held at the Milford Oyster Festival on August 18, 2018 are: First Place ($1,000 prize): Honor Allen of Hunt’s Oyster Bar in Panama City, Fla., with a final time of 153 seconds. Second Place ($500 prize): Max Dawson of Hunt’s Oyster Bar in Panama City, Fla., with a final…

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