The best news is that these farms do more than grow food: In every sense, they restore rather than deplete. Matched up against land-based farming, these new ocean farms win every time.
Montauk Pearls are new to the oyster scene, and the success of their operation has given the East End a new found interest in aquaculture.
85 percent of oyster reefs have been lost globally. In many bays, once-plentiful oyster reefs are now functionally extinct. But shellfish lovers shouldn't panic -- most of the oysters they eat today are farmed.
Meet Jim Michaels, of Mote Marine Laboratory's Siberian Sturgeon Program. Jim has been working for over a decade on an eco-friendly and sustainable solution for growing farm-raised sturgeon.