All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

These two Oyster fishermen were in just one of the hundred or so boats we saw in Apalachicola Bay. These guys were out early each morning harvesting the oysters from the shallow water. They used long, rake-like tongs to scoop the shellfish off the bott...
These two Oyster fishermen were in just one of the hundred or so boats we saw in Apalachicola Bay. These guys were out early each morning harvesting the oysters from the shallow water. They used long, rake-like tongs to scoop the shellfish off the bottom and then deposit them into the boat. I ate some fried oysters at a restaurant one evening, they were the best I've ever tasted! They melted in my mouth! :) I hope the 2010 oil spill will not adversely affect the oyster beds. They were opened early to allow the fishermen to harvest as many as possible before the oil arrives.

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