Cold slows U.S. oyster production, demand
Many of the oysters from the Northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada were in tight supply in February and early March because of ice and cold.
Maine oyster growers are also concerned about supply after the MSX parasite killed a portion of the oysters grown in the Damariscotta River, home to some of Maine’s most productive oyster beds, last summer. Oyster bed leaseholders are anxious to find out what damage MSX has caused over the winter.
However, overall oyster prices remained fairly …