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Shuck 'em up! Locally grown oysters for sale

The future "looks very bright" for locally grown oysters

By Allison Schaefers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 27, 2014

~~<p>Ku&lsquo;uipo McCarty and her assistant Ikaika Velez were grinning ear-to-ear on Monday as they pulled mesh cylinders full of Pacific oysters out of the 800-year-old Moli&lsquo;i Fishpond at Kualoa Ranch.</p>
<p>The oysters, which were grown in the nutrient-rich ancient Hawaiian fishpond for about seven months, hit the local market that afternoon as the first state-certified commercial harvest in decades. Kualoa Ranch, which has been test-growing oysters for about four years, obtained the permit on Feb. 20 allowing them to sell oysters in their visitor center, at farmers markets, and to local restaurants and retailers.</p>
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Ku‘uipo McCarty and her assistant Ikaika Velez were grinning ear-to-ear on Monday as they pulled mesh cylinders full of Pacific oysters out of the 800-year-old Moli‘i Fishpond at Kualoa Ranch.

The oysters, which were grown in the nutrient-rich ancient Hawaiian fishpond for about seven months, hit the local market that afternoon as the first state-certified commercial harvest in decades. Kualoa Ranch, which has been test-growing oysters for about four years, obtained the permit on Feb. 20 allowing them to sell oysters in their visitor center, at farmers markets, and to local restaurants and retailers. Login for more...



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