Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tour of Big Rock Oyster Farm Rocks!



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Fletcher Students on the flats visiting Big Rock Oyster Farm
On Saturday, Oct 26, a group of two dozen students from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy set out for Cape Cod, to meet with Aaron and Graham of Big Rock Oyster Co.


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Low Tide allows for a walk among the oyster cages.


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Aaron of Big Rock Oyster explaining the life and challenges of being an oyster rancher.



 
 
The group toured Big Rock's farm in the tidal flats and sampled oysters fresh out of the cages while learning about the farming process, regulatory challenges, and business side of the operation. Afterwards, the group visited Big Rock's sorting facility and took advantage of some of the freshly harvested oysters, clams, and conch on offer!
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Fletcher Students leaving with greater knowledge and oysters in hand.
 
 
The Fletcher School is a graduate school of international affairs at Tufts University; this trip was a fun opportunity for students from China, Ecuador, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the US to explore and appreciate the local heritage and ecosystems of the place we call home during our studies. Thank you so much to Aaron and Graham for hosting us, and to Mass Oyster Project for connecting us!

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