Japanese pearl industry rocked by 20 million oyster die-off

National Oct 31, 2019

Japanese pearl industry rocked by 20 million oyster die-off

The mysterious death of over 20 million Akoya pearl oysters in Ehime, Mie and other prefectures this summer is expected to hobble pearl production next year and beyond. While the cause of the die-off is unclear, oyster producers have started taking steps to minimize the ...

French can buy fresh oysters from vending machines

Business Aug 4, 2017

French can buy fresh oysters from vending machines

In a change from chocolates and fizzy drinks, the French are starting to offer fresh oysters from vending machines in the hope of selling more of the delicacy outside business hours. One pioneer is Tony Berthelot, an oyster farmer whose automatic dispenser of live oysters ...

Oyster-harvesting season starts in Hiroshima

National Oct 11, 2013

Oyster-harvesting season starts in Hiroshima

The oyster harvest began Friday in Hiroshima Prefecture, the country's largest region for the mollusks. This year, the season began 10 days later than normal. The association of oyster growers decided to postpone the opening of the season for that amount of time as the ...