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Close to Home: Science and innovation deserve robust funding

Originally published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reprinted with permission. At Hog Island Oyster Co., farmers collaborate with scientists from the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory to monitor ocean conditions, providing information for business decisions that directly affect the viability of the shellfish harvest. Improved understanding of changing ocean conditions enhances our ability to adapt our business, be leaders in our industry and contribute to a network of monitoring systems that maintains our leadership in ocean science around the world.

West Marin Is Your Oyster - Exploring Tomales Bay

Summer is officially here! Bringing with it warm weather, sandy toes, salty hair and weekend getaways filled with outdoor adventures. It also brings crowds and lots of ‘em to our humble little town by the sea. Hog Island Oyster’s shuck-your-own picnic area and outdoor oyster bar at our farm in Marshall are slammin, jammin, shuckin, and jivin’ at full capacity - and we couldn’t be happier about it! But shucks, busy weekends at the farm means our reservation-only seating is booked solid.