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Apalachicola – economy hit hard by oyster shortage

Five generations of Philip Vinson’s family have labored using tongs to pull oysters from  Bay’s shallow waters. He fears there won’t be a sixth. The local oyster industry is under threat from water-flow issues, environmental concerns, health and safety regulations and economic realities. Restaurants from New Orleans to Tampa and beyond tout Apalachicola oysters as the tastiest oysters around, but the annual harvest has been in decline. Read the rest here 10:55