UNH Seeks to Restore Natural Population of Oysters


Reducing Marsh Erosion on the Narrow River, RI
Bagged oyster shells.

Portland Press Herald: From seeding to slurping, what gets served on the half-shell is not even half the story when it comes to Hampshire oysters.

A major effort is underway here and elsewhere on the East Coast to restore the natural oyster population, which has plummeted in recent decades because of disease, overharvesting and other problems. Led by the University of New Hampshire, the project brings together numerous partners, ranging from restaurants that recycle discarded oyster shells to volunteer “foster parents” who raise baby oysters until they’re big enough to survive on their own.


Read more about the efforts to restore natural population of oysters in New Hampshire.