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Reed Celebrates National Oyster Day and RI’s Growing Aquaculture Industry

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 5, 2014 CONTACT: Chip Unruh (202) 224-4642

Reed Celebrates National Oyster Day and RI’s Growing Aquaculture Industry

MATUNUCK, RI – Today, mollusk lovers across the country are celebrating “National Oyster Day,” and more and more of them are slurping and savoring oysters from the Ocean State.  That is because more oyster farms are successfully cropping up along Rhode Island waters and producing some world-class oysters along with double digit sales and job growth.

U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) convened a meeting this week of Rhode Island oyster farmers, restaurant and small business owners, and environmental officials for a discussion about the state’s growing aquaculture industry and the Rhode Island food economy.

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