Oyster farming and water monitoring program part of annual CUSH meeting

The New London Day 11/12/2014

A program about oyster farming in the Mystic River will be presented as part of the annual meeting for CUSH (Clean Up Sound and Harbors) at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the LaGrua Center, 32 Water St.

The presentation will include a talk by Steve Plant, owner and operator of Connecticut Cultured Oysters and a member of the Noank Aquaculture Cooperative, titled “Commercial Oyster Culture in the Mystic River — A Success Story of Sustainability, Environmental Benefits and Local Seafood Market.”

In addition, Don Murphy, chairman of the Stonington Shellfish Commission, will give a talk titled “Government’s Role in Sea Water and Shellfish Sampling, and the Revival of Commercial Shellfishing in Mystic.”

The program will also include a preview of CUSH’s five-year water quality monitoring report and a presentation of the organization’s Sea Star Award for Environmental Excellence.

Refreshments will be served, including fresh local oysters.

Admission is free, and all are invited. To RSVP, contact Sally Cogan at: tomsallycogan@sbcglobal.net or at (860) 535-7255 or Richard Chamberlain at: richardchamberlain@gmail.com or at (917) 225-1314.