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Croatian Shellfish Experience

Press on CroatiaAn unusual experience of Croatian shellfish was reveiled in letters of yesterday’s New York Times:

“This spring my wife and I were traveling in Croatia and stayed in the town of Mali Ston at the entrance to the Peljesac Peninsula, which is the center for farming oysters and mussels.

In the morning, we woke up to see a lone fisherman leave the secluded harbor and tie up at his antique trap, where he proceeded to pull up oysters and mussels suspended from strings.

I raced downstairs and met him at the dock. Would he give me a short boat ride so I could see what he was doing up close?

For a small “favor,” he was willing to oblige, and I spent the next 30 minutes learning about the local methods of growing and harvesting both of these bivalves. As we were leaving his trap, he quickly opened two oysters for me, which I downed…. ” 

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