Oysters http://nhpr.org en Two New Oyster Farms Proposed http://nhpr.org/post/two-new-oyster-farms-proposed <p>Two new Oyster Farms could sprout up in Little Bay next year. If approved, it would make ten farms in operation in the estuary.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The max size for an oyster farm in New Hampshire is four acres, but the two proposed farms are both considerably smaller. One, </span><a href="http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/marine/marine_PDFs/aquaculture_apps/2014_Bayside_Oysters.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">from a UNH Masters student</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> would be 2.5 acres, and the other would be just an acre in size.</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:11:59 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 41749 at http://nhpr.org Two New Oyster Farms Proposed VIDEO: Oyster Farming With Fat Dog http://nhpr.org/post/video-oyster-farming-fat-dog <p><em>On the dock of Great Bay Marine, there’s what looks like a little raft tied up, but get close and you hear the hum of a water pump. This is where Fat Dog Oyster Company is based.</em></p><p>Reporter Sam Evans-Brown recently spent a day with Jay Baker and Alex Boeri of Fat Dog for <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/nh-oyster-farming-begins-boom" target="_blank">his story on the boom in oystering</a> in N.H.'s Great Bay Estuary. You can check out more of his photos and sound in this 2-minute video:</p><p>http://youtu.be/j15pvYwW4A0</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:04:31 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 31467 at http://nhpr.org VIDEO: Oyster Farming With Fat Dog Is N.H. Oyster Farming Poised to Surge? http://nhpr.org/post/nh-oyster-farming-poised-surge <p></p><p>Oyster farming in the Great Bay Estuary is in the midst of a little bit of a boom. In recent years, the number of oyster farms has leapt from 1 to 8, with more on the way. These gains are boosting the hopes that using these filter feeders as an “outside-the-pipes” way to clean up the waters of the Great Bay could become a reality.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 31359 at http://nhpr.org Is N.H. Oyster Farming Poised to Surge? Efforts to Restore Oyster Beds Could be a Stopgap Measure for Great Bay http://nhpr.org/post/efforts-restore-oyster-beds-could-be-stopgap-measure-great-bay <p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newhampshire/the-nature-of-new-hampshire.xml">The Nature Conservancy</a> and the University of New Hampshire are working to restore oyster beds in the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Bay_(New_Hampshire)">Great Bay</a>. The organization hopes its efforts can help stave off an ecosystem collapse while towns in the watershed work toward upgrading their wastewater plants.&nbsp; Wed, 20 Jun 2012 02:36:51 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 7204 at http://nhpr.org Efforts to Restore Oyster Beds Could be a Stopgap Measure for Great Bay