With oyster aquaculture now one of the state’s fastest-growing industries, there is a lot at stake in keeping oysters healthy. New statistics due to be released in the coming days by the Coastal Resources Management Council show the economic value of the harvest of farmed oysters grew from $4.2 million in 2013 to $5.2 million in 2014, an increase of nearly 24 percent.
Oysters are now a bigger product than quahogs in the Ocean State.
|Rhode Island Oysters
As to the Bacteria- that is interesting too.