Concern brewing over supply of Lowcountry oysters

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While oyster season is winding down in the Lowcountry, it's looking like when it starts back up there may well be less competition this fall from Gulf Coast oysters.

The New York Times has assembled an excellent animated map showing how the spill is moving towards New Orleans' oyster beds; see that here.

On the mixed bag side, this could mean higher prices for local oysters (bad for your wallet, but good for those that sell them,) and on the downright bad side, this could make folks over harvest reefs, damaging our supply for years to come. 

The Post and Courier waded into the topic and has some good notes; read their piece here.

Still, I'd rather have this problem than what looks set to unfold to the west.

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