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By Kate Livie

Crassostrea virginica, the japanese oyster. those humble bivalves are the dwelling bones of the Chesapeake and the ecological and ancient lifeblood of the sector. while colonists first sailed those impossibly plentiful beaches, they defined significant shoals of foot-long oysters. however the bottomless urge for food of the Gilded Age and nice fleets of skipjacks took their toll. disorder, environmental pressures and overconsumption decimated the inhabitants via the tip of the 20th century. whereas Virginia grew to become to bottom-leasing, passionate debate maintains in Maryland between scientists and oystermen no matter if aquaculture or wild harvesting is the higher approach ahead. this day, boutique oyster farming within the Bay is sustainably assembly the culinary call for of a brand new iteration of connoisseurs. With cautious examine and interviews with specialists, writer Kate Livie offers this dynamic tale and a glimpse of what the longer term could hold.

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