News // November 22, 2021

Gulf Coast Grown

Session 4 – Harvesting a Crop of Oysters – is Now Available

The fourth session Harvesting a Crop of Oysters of this Online Course is now available. The session starts off with an overview of harvest regulations (coming soon) provided by a representative from FDA, the agency which provides federal oversight. Also, aquaculture practices before, during, and after harvest in managing risks associated with consumption of raw oysters are introduced to ensure a safe product. Next, executive directors from two industry organizations – Oyster South and East Coast Shellfish Growers Association – share their expertise in what it takes to develop a plan to market and brand your oysters. In addition, resources

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Resources are available to help the shellfish aquaculture industry and others develop preparedness plans and strengthen response to different scenarios. Information is current on the date posted. Access websites below for up-to-date information. November 22, 2021 Deadline to Apply for USDA Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant Program is November 22 The PRS program provides grants to specialist crop producers, food processors, distributors, and manufacturers with COVID-19 expenses by recovering funds used to respond to the pandemic. Although the deadline to apply is in just a few days (11:59 pm Eastern Time on November 22), the application only takes 3

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