A Summer 2016 Look Back at Virginia’s Recent Development of Oyster Aquaculture and Its Connection to France

“Vive l’huitre! Chesapeake oyster aquaculture has roots in France,” by Rona Kobell in the July-August 2016 issue of Bay Journal, looks back at some key events in the development of Virginia’s oyster aquaculture industry since the early 2000s.  The article describes the role of J. Carter Fox—a seasonal resident of Reedville, Va. (Northumberland County) and former member of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission—in helping Virginia watermen, marine resource professionals, and politicians learn about oyster aquaculture in France, and how those lessons and connections helped Virginia develop its now robust oyster aquaculture industry.

The article is available online at http://www.bayjournal.com/article/vive_la_oyster_chesapeake_oyster_aquaculture_has_roots_in_france, or contact Bay Journal at at (717) 428-2819; e-mail: bayjournal@earthlink.net.

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