Modern Oyster Farming in New England
Picture by: Chris Botnick, NOAA Fisheries Picture taken on: January 25th, 2007
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Oysters cultivated in plastic net bags supported above the ground are more protected from predators and have greater access to free-flowing nutrients; thus, they grow faster and may have different characteristics than bottom culture oysters.
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