Comments on: New Jersey’s crazy war on oysters http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/new-jerseys-crazy-war-on-oysters/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: violinner http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/new-jerseys-crazy-war-on-oysters/comment-page-1/#comment-16440 Tue, 06 Jul 2010 18:11:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4219#comment-16440 Please someone tell me where the oysters for sale are harvested in NJ?

I am sure that the native oyster population in NJ is extinct, and that there is no oyster fishing industry in NJ.

This means that there is nothing to protect here, except our fears.

SW

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By: JesseB http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/new-jerseys-crazy-war-on-oysters/comment-page-1/#comment-15798 Fri, 11 Jun 2010 17:10:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4219#comment-15798 Just a crazy guess: How about if we wait and see who gets the contract for the new, expensive treatment plant to see if they are related to Commissioner Martin?

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By: foodinamerica http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/new-jerseys-crazy-war-on-oysters/comment-page-1/#comment-15795 Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:04:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4219#comment-15795 The thing that bothers me about this is that here we have the shellfish industry lobbying for highly restrictive government intervention, while they simultaneously continue to push a “don’t tread on me” agenda at the state and federal levels with regard to regulation of their own activities. They argue on the one hand that the FDA should not set standards for deadly pathogens like vibrio in their products, and on the other that the state of New Jersey should forcibly shut down a safe, socially productive, and environmentally friendly initiative.

More thoughts, here:
http://foodinamerica.wordpress.com/2010/ 06/11/new-jersey-shellfish-industry-want s-to-have-its-cake-and-eat-it-too/

Patrick
http://foodinamerica.wordpress.com

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By: Derrida http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/new-jerseys-crazy-war-on-oysters/comment-page-1/#comment-15777 Fri, 11 Jun 2010 00:54:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4219#comment-15777 Other animals that we can ban and kill, for fear that they might get rustled up and confused for farmed product: rabbits, deer, buffalo, salmon, ducks, geese. Hell, I think we could just take on the whole non-domesticated food chain. You know, for protection. Otherwise, god knows what might happen.

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By: ErnieD http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/new-jerseys-crazy-war-on-oysters/comment-page-1/#comment-15770 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:45:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4219#comment-15770 Increased shellfish farming in the NY/NJ Harbor has been a cornerstone of NJ’s fishing industry resurgence. Restaurant’s and fishmongers across the country have been demanding a 10-fold increase in the quantity of NJ shellfish to be shipped to them. All of the tourists in the Big Apple see the sparkling brown waters of the NY/NJ Harbor and return home thinking “I want to eat seafood from there.”

I hear that the refinery-scented mussels are especially popular in the Mid-West.

The Gulf Coast orchestrated the recent oil spill to bring the same qualities to their shellfish that NJ has been reknowned for.

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By: OnTheTimes http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/new-jerseys-crazy-war-on-oysters/comment-page-1/#comment-15768 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 18:56:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4219#comment-15768 This is the logic you get when you elect Republican politicians who feel their primary responsibilities (besides staying in office) are a) lowering taxes, and b) making decisions that benefit parasitic businesses who benefit at the expense of the those who are not organized into profit-seeking entities. Will this decision benefit the state, as a whole? No, it will help a statistically (but obviously not a politically) insignificant percentage of the population.

Just another perverse, self-serving, interpretation of the “free market”.

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By: HBC http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/10/new-jerseys-crazy-war-on-oysters/comment-page-1/#comment-15766 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 18:22:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4219#comment-15766 Having read the source article it strikes me NJDEP would rather use chemical dispersants to (if at all) clean up their notoriously pollution-beleaguered waters than allow greener efforts to contribute, which of course is an utterly Jurassic and Monsanto-inspired approach to problem solving. The back-end mutational fallout potential is completely inestimable in cost over time.

As a former Manhattanite I’m inclined to believe there’s a price you pay for living in New Jersey. NJDEP seems to be handing the punchline to people who refer to that cost as “your life”.

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