Tag Archives: oysters

Cedar Key Oyster Market Crippled by High Salinity Levels

By on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 27, 2013 at 9:50 am

(Photo credit: Jessica.James / Flickr)
Due to increased salinity levels, Cedar Key’s oyster production has suffered.

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Rubio, Nelson Hold Field Hearing On Oyster Collapse In Apalachicola

By and on August 13th, 2013 | Last updated: August 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio scheduled the field hearing at the Franklin County Courthouse in Apalachicola to hear evidence concerning the oyster collapse. Speakers blamed the collapse on last year’s drought and poor water conservation practices in Georgia along the Chattahoochee river.

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UF report: collapse of oyster industry due to drought, salinity

By and on April 26th, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm

A University of Florida team dedicated to researching the recent decline of oysters in Florida have discovered that the shortage is not due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Rather, the decline, which is affecting many fishermen and those involved in the industry, is due to drought and high salinity in the waters.

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