Warren, RI, Grows Oysters for Public Harvest

Resident Sues Oak Bluffs Over Oyster Farm
Photo/Illustration/New England Boating

EastBayRI.com: They’re little more than tiny grains now. But in a year’s time, many of the 50,000 or more baby oysters bound soon for Warren [RI] will be big enough to harvest, waiting to be plucked by hungry seafood lovers at Jacob’s Point, Rumstick Point and along other rocky stretches of upper Narragansett Bay.

The briny, succulent bivalves that once made Warren and other towns across the bay rich have long been gone or mostly gone from Narragansett Bay’s salty dark waters. But later this month, Warren will become the first town in the Ocean State to grow and release oysters for free public consumption, when workers install a large upweller tank at the Warren Town Wharf.

Read more about how the town of Warren, RI, is growing oysters for public harvest.