She continued her education at SUNY Maritime College earning an undergraduate degree in meteorology and oceanography with a minor in environmental science. At Dowling College, she earned a masters in special education. After a five-year stint as a fish farmer, she has found her home at Greenport Public Schools and with the Peconic Pearls. Jim began working on hard clam harvest boats in Great South Bay when he was He bought his first boat, the "Billo" when he was in his twenties.

He began Aeros Cultured Oyster Company in He is a founding member and President of the Noank Aquaculture Cooperative. He has put together all of the boats he uses for oyster cultivation on the Mystic River, grows the coveted Mystic oyster and makes sure our equipment and buildings are running smoothly.

I am a lifelong resident of Connecticut and spent the better part of my youth fishing on LI Sound. My dad was a biology teacher Aeros Cultured Oyster Company Stamford and gave me my earliest taste of the marine environment. At West Course I did some venture capital analysis on several aquaculture investments thanks to my interest in fishing and fisheries.

I eventually took a job at one of them. She graduated from Southampton College. Aeros Cultured Oyster Company in with a degree in Marine Science. That is where Karen fell in love with shellfish farming. She has worked in commercial hatcheries, including the Bluepoints Company hatchery, in West Sayville as well as the Shinnecock hatchery.

She is the current president of the Long Island Farm Bureau. Karen was drawn to shellfish mariculture because it is very satisfying to produce something she has grown from a fertilized egg. After two years of tending to their floating bags containing hundreds of baby oysters, they enjoyed their first harvest and began shucking their bounty at dinner parties and family events. In hopes of moving into a commercial oyster farm, Ben and Dave applied for a acre aquaculture site through the Suffolk County Aquaculture Lease Program.

After completing the application process and obtaining numerous required permits, Southold Bay Oysters began growing their first crop of commercial Aeros Cultured Oyster Company in Throughout the first growing season, the greenhorn oystermen attended to their oyster cages using a retrofitted 19' Mako scallop boat named El Pulpo that they purchased from a retired local bayman.

Much of the process was figured out along the way with the helpful advice of other local oyster growers. Ben and Ips Cells Company attend events around the North Fork to showcase their local oysters, known as Southold Shindigs.

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He began Aeros Cultured Oyster Company in 1997. He is a founding member and President of the Noank Aquaculture Cooperative. He has put together all of the boats he uses for oyster cultivation on the Mystic River, grows the coveted Mystic oyster and makes sure ……

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She has worked in commercial hatcheries, including the Bluepoints Company hatchery, in West Sayville as well as the Shinnecock hatchery. Karen is president of Aeros Cultured Oyster Company, Inc., a company she and her business partner, Jim Markow began in 1994 as a ……