Shellfish reefs improve marine biodiversity

Local shellfish including native razorfish and flat oysters, and feral pacific oysters, are showing strong ecosystem benefits for marine species within the Port River estuary ecosystem in Adelaide—with Flinders University ...

A vessel that 'hand-picks' its catch from the seabed

The Arctic Pearl is setting course for the Barents Sea in search of the shellfish delicacy known as the Iceland scallop. It is the first and only vessel of its kind, crammed with new technology that may herald the start of ...

Sick sea lions spotted along Ventura County coast

Sea lions are being poisoned by a toxin found in plankton and reports of the sick animals being spotted along the Ventura County coast are skyrocketing, according to an animal rescue organization.

Heat wave of 2021 created 'perfect storm' for shellfish die-off

It's hard to forget the excruciating heat that blanketed the Pacific Northwest in late June 2021. Temperatures in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia soared to well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, with Seattle setting an ...

California shellfish farmers adapt to climate change

Because of their proximity to the ocean, Californians get to enjoy locally-sourced oysters, mussels, abalone and clams. Most of the shellfish consumed here come from aquaculture farms along the coast—from San Diego to Humboldt ...

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