Washington-based Trans Ocean to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

December 1, 2017 | Shellfish News
Washington-based Trans Ocean Seafoods Inc., doing business as New England Shellfish, will pay $75,000 to three female former employees and implement other relief to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to the agency. The EEOC's suit ... ...read more
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Clearwater Seafoods Welcomes the Anne Risley to its Canadian Clam Fleet

December 1, 2017 | Shellfish News
"The Anne Risley is the most technologically advanced shellfish harvester in the world, employing the same advanced proprietary systems as the Belle Carnell," said Tony Jabbour, Vice President Fleet Operations, Clearwater Seafoods. "We're extremely pleased to be adding this modern, more efficient ... ...read more
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Huge scallop harvest, growth in oyster farming boost East End

December 1, 2017 | Shellfish News
There's also a growing awareness of the ecological benefit of shellfish farming — oysters “enhance the quality of the water. They consume algae. The general public's aware of that.” Dave Daly, co-owner of Southold Bay Oysters, credited a program hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension with getting ... ...read more
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Fishupdate Briefing Friday December 1st

December 1, 2017 | Shellfish News
A US seafood company based in Bellingham, Washington State, has paid out a substantial sum to three women who brought a sexual harassment claim against the business. The Skagit Valley Herald has reported that Trans Ocean Seafoods Inc., which does business as New England Shellfish, agreed ... ...read more
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Chatham Town News: Eagle scouts, meeting change

December 1, 2017 | Shellfish News
5 Historical commission, 9 a.m. Board of selectmen, 5 p.m. Park & recreation committee, 5:30 p.m.. Wednesday, Dec. 6 Historic business district commission, 4:30 p.m. Energy committee, 5 p.m.. Thursday, Dec. 7 Shellfish advisory committee, 4 p.m. Eldredge garage property planning committee, 6 p.m. ... ...read more
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Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish – Northland West Coast

December 1, 2017 | Shellfish News
Northland District Health Board, Public Health Unit advises the public NOT to collect or eat shellfish from the Northland west coast area between from Lower Kina Road south of Oakura northward to the Hokianga Harbour mouth. At this stage this warning does not include the inner Hokianga Harbour ... ...read more
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Shinnecock Bay program is installing LI's first oyster reef

November 30, 2017 | Shellfish News
Manmade reefs seeded with more than 500,000 young oysters were laid in Shinnecock Bay Thursday in the region's first initiative to create a complex habitat for shellfish production to filter and clean area waters. The Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program, a joint initiative by Stony Brook University's ... ...read more
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Stony Brook Scientists Install First Permitted Oyster Reef On Long Island In Shinnecock Bay

November 30, 2017 | Shellfish News
Hundreds of bags filled with shells covered in oyster spat, or juvenile oysters, are being stacked in the Shinnecock Bay, just east of the Quogue Canal, in an effort to find out if shellfish can reproduce in the bay. Bivalve Restoration Specialist Mike Doall, who is helping to coordinate the project, said the ... ...read more
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First oyster reef installed in Quogue

November 30, 2017 | Shellfish News
According Dr. Chris Gobler, the reef is an important first step toward shellfish restoration on Long Island. Gobler says the oysters are important to because they also filter the water and keep it clean. Experts will keep a close eye on how the oyster reefs affect the brown tide that has been a big problem in ... ...read more
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49 Acres on Henderson Inlet Conserved with Sale to Capitol Land Trust

November 30, 2017 | Shellfish News
Thurston County's Henderson Inlet Shellfish Protection District's plan calls for permanent land conservation in this stretch of the Inlet. The goal of the plan is to improve water quality to protect the viability of the commercial shellfish industry as well as our public shellfish and marine resources. ...read more
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