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East Hampton Oyster Growers Seek To Create Disease-Resistant Shellfish

Looks like the hatchery is doing selective breeding to enhance the fitness of the oysters that they use to restock our depleted waterways....this is entirely different than creating Genetically Modified Organisms in which genes are artificially introduced into the organism itself to suit the grower's purposes. Selective breeding is no different than what mother nature already does through natural selection whether it be weeding out organisms through natural disasters, environmental changes, or disease. If the hatchery wants to be successful in endeavors to restore shellfish populations in East Hampton Town waters, it would behoove them to use organisms that have the genetic fitness to live in those conditions. Yes, this is a drop in the bucket for the ongoing list of environmental issues we face on the East End but at least its a step in the right direction.
" Mar 24, 17 1:05 PM