7 – BAY OF IMBALANCE FILM UPDATE – 4/18

Hard work isn't enough, I owe you updates. Since last August we have spent 68 days filming - all funded exclusively by your contributions, by the North Oyster Bay Baymen's Association, by a few special people who prefer to remain anonymous, and by [...]
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BAY OF IMBALANCE QUESTIONS

Q & As: Question: "Why would a commercial shellfish company harm their own environment?  Wouldn't doing this affect them as well?" Answer:  Shellfish, especially Oysters, need a hard scaly bottom in order to spawn, to grow, and to live successfully. [...]
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6 – BEGINNING AGAIN

It's April now, five months after we launched our famously failed Kickstarter campaign.  It crashed and burned after not reaching it's goal in thirty days.  On day thirty-one every dollar was returned to it's rightful owner, and we were left [...]
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OYSTER BAY HARBOR – 101

          The Men:  Ordinary, unsophisticated, hard working and decent; these are the Oyster Bay Baymen – the salt of the earth.  These shell fishermen spend their days immersed in nature, riding currents that carry not the [...]
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3 – DREDGE DIVE -1

DREDGE DIVE -1 Big day today.  Billy Joel posted our campaign on his social media and the front page of his website.  I remember the day we interviewed him.  Three Baymen and myself took a clam boat across the bay. [...]
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OYSTER BAY SHELLFISHING

SHELLFISH - Before we discuss Shellfishing we need to determine what Shellfish are.  The term "Shellfish" refers to exoskeleton-bearing (skeleton outside body) aquatic invertebrates (no spine) used as food, including various species of molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms. Although most kinds of shellfish are harvested from [...]
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WHAT IS DREDGING

What is DREDGING?  The dictionary says this:  "Dredge - to dig, gather, or pull out with a dredge (from the bottom of a body of water)."   The National Ocean Service says dredging is the removal or displacement of the bottom [...]
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2 – ITS ALIVE

The next time you feel down about life I want you to remember this – today you helped build, and successfully test, a hydraulic shellfish dredge.  A highly illegal shellfish dredge I might add.  Don’t worry though, you won’t be [...]
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1 – BATTER UP

First I owe my sincerest thanks to those of you offering support to our campaign.  Your generosity is inspiring.  ..and I do not take inspiration lightly. Most important update right now is the building of our scale hydraulic shellfish dredge. [...]
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ABOUT THE BAYMEN

We, the Oyster Bay Baymen, are a group of independent shell fishermen living and working in Oyster Bay Harbor on Long Island, NY.  We make our living working the waters of North Oyster Bay & Cold Spring Harbors, and the [...]
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