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The Salty Commons: Oyster Farmers Forging Socio-Ecosystems on Land & Sea

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Oystering along Long Island has a long and complex history. For thousands of years, oyster beds grew in abundance in the bays and estuaries of the East End, but with European colonization came unsustainable harvesting practices that led to complete...