Bivalves in the Five Boroughs: A History of Oysters in New York City

Bivalves in the Five Boroughs: A History of Oysters in New York City

The New York harbor, where there were once buckets of bivalves, is now home to just a small, toxic oyster population. But there is still a demand for these salty snacks, and sustainable fisheries in and around Long Island are addressing New Yorkers' lust for oysters with a new wave of oyster farms and community-supported fishery programs.