• The best of times for shellfish harvest, the worst of times for shellfish harvest

    4 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    It's time to grab a sun hat and shovel, or rake, and head to the beach to dig for clams or gather oysters. What could be a better summer outing? But time is of the essence. This season's last chance for minus low tides, which are the best times to dig for shellfish or gather oysters, is coming up.
    As reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the upcoming minus low tides, defined as tides that are lower than the local mean tide, will be:
    West Coast, August 9-11;
    East Coast south of New York, August 10-12; and
    Northeast Coast, New York and states north of New York...
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