"The Super Green List: Connecting Human and Ocean Health." - Monterey Bay Aquarium, Seafood Watch
"Combining the work of conservation and public health organizations, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has identified seafood that is "Super Green," meaning that it is good for human health and does not harm the oceans."
Oysters, clams and mussels, are 'filter feeders' that can filter up to 50 gallons of seawater per day. They feed on the tiny plankton and micronutrients that exist naturally in the marine environment. Their filter feeding helps to keep the bay water clean and clear which allows other marine life to live and thrive. Oysters are considered a keystone species that naturally help to clean, benefit and support the environments where they grow.
Oyster farmers, by trade, are invested in protecting and enhancing the bay environments where they raise oysters. At Hog Island Oyster Farm, we constantly monitor the water quality and conditions of Tomales Bay and are actively involved in efforts to protect and restore the entire Tomales Bay watershed.
And, as a long-term effort to protect the health of our oceans, Hog Island Oyster Co., is proud to be a member of the California Current Ocean Acidification Network (C-CAN). This group is a coalition of scientists, marine biologists, oceanographers, policy makers and shellfish farmers working together to monitor and study how increased levels of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions impact the health of our oceans and marine ecosystems. To learn more about C-CAN and Ocean Acidification impacts and research please visit the following websites: C-CAN, Bodega Ocean Acidification Research and NOAA Ocean Acidification Research.
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