Oyster Growers Aim to Triple Production at Homer
This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch. Oyster growers at Homer hope to triple production.
It takes nearly five years for oysters to get to slurp-able size.
A dozen Alaska oyster growers near Homer could triple their production if they had a new Flupsy. That’s a floating upwelling system critical for tiny baby oysters coming out after a year in their nurseries.
“There’s one Flupsy – a paddlewheel that keeps the water flowing so the babies in the bins get ocean algae. We no longer feed them when they...
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