Entries by Jody Couser

The Fish Site: Restorative aquaculture: Solar Oysters

Solar Oysters’ Elizabeth Hines explains how the innovative agritech startup has ambitions to help restore native oyster reefs, improve water quality and – in the longer term – become “the John Deere of the oyster aquaculture industry.” Read more…

The American Family Farmer Podcast: Meet The John Deere of Oyster Aquaculture

Host and American Family Farmer, Doug Stephan www.eastleighfarm.com begins with news that the new Administration has stopped payments from President Trump’s Farm Relief Program. Reportedly, 87% so far has gone to big food companies. Meat numbers are down 67% from the big producers, due to COVID. Local farmers have benefitted from this. Next, we meet Elizabeth …

EcoLogix Group, Inc. Adds Six New Members to the Team

On February 1, 2021, EcoLogix Group, Inc. Managing Principal Rick Sheckells announced the addition of six new members of the team, each of whom builds upon the diverse set of qualifications and expertise that we offer to our clients. Please join us in welcoming:
Beth Wojton, Principal
During Beth’s 32-year career with the Maryland Environmental Service …

The Zero Waste Countdown Podcast: Solar Oysters

117. Solar Oysters
January 9, 2021

Oysters are little nutritional bombshells. They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, fatty acids, and particularly of note during Covid: Vitamin D and Zinc. More than 80% of hospitalized Covid patients were found to be lacking Vitamin D, and those with low zinc levels tended to fair worse with the virus than those with healthy …

Chesapeake Bay Magazine:Auto-Rotating Oyster Cages Aim to Reinvent Aquaculture

December 22, 2020

A Baltimore company is using solar power to operate cutting-edge oyster growing equipment. Solar Oysters LLC’s invention allows the bivalves to grow vertically in the water column instead of horizontally. It has the support of Bay restoration heavyweights. Cheryl Costello got to see the promising technology up close. Watch here…

WBAL-TV:Baltimore company creates high-tech way to farm oysters

David Collins   

I-Team Reporter

Updated: 6:24 PM EST Dec 4, 2020

BALTIMORE —A Baltimore startup company has created a high-tech, revolutionary way to farm oysters.

Oysters are the Chesapeake Bay’s most effective water filtration system, ridding the bay of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution. Just one oyster is capable of screening 50 gallons of water a day. So …

WTOP Radio: Could solar power help restore Maryland’s oyster population?

By John Domen
November 30, 2020, 3:45 PM
Aquaculture is a growing industry in Maryland. Boosting the state’s oyster population can benefit watermen, who have more oysters to harvest, and the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay.

But it’s not easy. It’s actually quite muddy, and cleaning off that mud requires manual labor. It’s also not that …

The Baltimore Sun (& The Washington Post): These Maryland companies have teamed up to help grow oysters in deeper water — with the help of solar energy

*Also appeared in The Washington Post

DEC 23, 2020 AT 11:49 AM

Two Maryland companies have teamed up to design a solar-powered barge that could bring oyster farming into deeper parts of the Chesapeake Bay, improving the estuary’s oyster output and perhaps easing conflicts with watermen and waterfront landowners.

The two companies — Maritime Applied Physics Corp. …

Aquaculture Start-up Solar Oysters Aims to Clean the Chesapeake Bay

Oysters not only contribute to our food supply but also provide immense benefits to the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways through their ability to remove nitrogen and phosphorus in the water.”

— Mark Rice, principal of Solar Oysters, LLC

EASTON, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, November 17, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Solar Oysters has built an automated “floatovoltaic” oyster production system …