2017-10-05 / Letters to the Editor

Oyster farmers are a benefit to community

To the editor: On Sept. 17, we had the pleasure of the touring the oyster farms in Dutch Harbor. The tour was sponsored by the aqua farmers leasing in the waters surrounding Jamestown.

It was enjoyable, informational and educational. The farming methods, permitting process and growth cycles were explained. The highlight of the tour was being served the freshest oysters taken directly from the ocean as we watched and participated.

Oyster farms are good for the environment, good for local economy and good for Rhode Island. We are fortunate to have these local entrepreneurs here in Jamestown.

Larry and Jean Lajoie
Bow Street

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