Oyster Farmer Seeks Lease on Sakonnet River

An oyster farmer who learned the trade in Point Judith, RI, is seeking a lease on the Sakonnet River, according to NewportRI.com.

Daniel Torre wants to establish a 3-acre oyster farm north of Sandy Point, and has a pending lease application with the Coastal Resources Management Council. According to NewportRI.com, the site would likely contain between 50 and 100 floating bags containing 50,000 to 100,000 oysters within a perimeter marked by 4 buoys.

Read more about the potential oyster farm on the Sakonnet River.