Tag: oysters

A Promising Sign: Instance of Natural Oyster Growth in the Navesink

By Chris Rotolo | RED BANK – In the punishing heat of summer, members of the American Littoral Society ventured to the end of a dock outside the Oyster Point...

October 22, 2018 | comments

‘Whelk-Come Mats’ Aim To Re-Oyster The Rivers

By Chris Rotolo | RED BANK – About 40 volunteers came to the Oyster Point Hotel Saturday, June 30 to make what the American Littoral Society calls “whelk-come mats,” part...

July 9, 2018 | comments

Baby Oysters Are Finally Growing In Raritan Bay

By John Burton | N.W.S. EARLE — It may be a little early for handing out cigars, but the New York/New Jersey Baykeeper is happy that oysters appear to have taken...

December 2, 2017 | comments

Seeding Oysters In The Classroom

Forrestdale students get up close and personal with the filter feeders | By  John Burton | RUMSON — “How often does an oyster get to come into their classroom?” asked...

October 17, 2017 | comments

Belford Boat Sunk, The First For New Artificial Reef

By Jay Cook | POINT PLEASANT BEACH – It’s rare that any news of a boat sinking beneath the depths is celebrated, but an exception occurred last week when the...

July 13, 2017 | comments

High Hopes for Navesink River Oysters

By Jay Cook | RED BANK – The future health of the Two Rivers now hinges upon a seasonal summertime delicacy. Plans to attract live oyster baby oyster larvae, known...

June 12, 2017 | comments

Planting Oyster Castles In the Bay

Ecologists Hope To Bring Back Reefs Story and photos by Joseph Sapia N.W.S. EARLE – A short way out on the 2.9-mile pier of Naval Weapons Station Earle were several...

August 30, 2016 | comments

Baykeeper Hopes To Expand Oyster Beds 

By John Burton The oyster bed restoration project has been working off Naval Weapons Station Earle for the past few years, NY/NJ Baykeeper says, which is now hoping the state...

September 10, 2015 | comments

Legislation May Permit Return of Oyster Beds to NJ Waters

Companion Legislation in both chambers in Trenton would again allow for man-made oyster beds in area waters despite concerns from the state’s environmental agency. The bills, both out of their...

June 11, 2015 | comments