News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Taylor Shellfish Co.

Innovation & Investment

Genetic tool aims to stem the tide of oyster virus

Initially, a new chip loaded with oyster DNA pieces will identify oysters resistant to the herpes virus, but in the future it may be able to identify oysters with other desirable characteristics, such as faster growth rates. 

Intelligence

Farm, plant and hatchery: The Taylor Shellfish experience

The Global Aquaculture Advocate toured Taylor Shellfish Co. operations in Puget Sound following the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, which was held in nearby Seattle. Taylor, one of the leading U.S. shellfish suppliers, offered conference attendees an up-close look at its farming, 

Innovation & Investment

We built this city on oyster shells

When Seattle decided to rebuild the seawall separating its waterfront from Puget Sound, it turned to a bivalve byproduct for a unique, environmentally friendly material for an hospitable marine habitat. The city wanted its design and materials as pragmatic and