The Environment in Focus
2:12 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Watermen Evolve Into Aquaculture Business Entrepreneurs

Chesapeake Gold Oyster Farm
Credit I Love Blue Sea

Because wild Chesapeake Bay oysters are increasingly scarce, many oyster harvesters are switching to growing their own oysters in tanks and underwater cages.

Former watermen Johnny Shockley and his father Dorsey took the evolution a step further.  Their family launched a business, Hooper's Island Oyster Aquaculture Company, that markets the techniques and technology of aquaculture from their website to Asia and around the world.

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