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Hook, Line & Science: Does oyster farming benefit other aquatic animals?

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A new study reveals that certain types of oyster farming support comparable or greater rates of predatory feeding than natural oyster reefs.

Summary by Sara Mirabilio

Cooler weather brings the wild harvest of oysters — and an appetite for oyster roasts and stew. Beginning in mid-October, oysters can be harvested from the wild with tongs, rakes, or by hand, in intertidal areas and shallow water along coastal North Carolina. They are also caught by dredges in parts of the Pamlico Sound.

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