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Hog Island Steps In Where Seafood Is Dying Out

Hog IslandHog Island has always delivered some of the most delicious West Coast oysters as "hand-raised shellfish," but with climate change's colossal effect on Pacific Ocean seafood, Hog Island Oyster Company's farmed oyster beds not far from San Francisco are ever-more vital. As this San Francisco Chronicle article details, our favorite seafood species are already dying out in a region that is normally the most productive in all the oceans, and the fishing industry is trying to respond but fighting a race against time. It's critical that we reverse the tide so as to keep the bounty on our tables.