Today, Gregg is the owner of Forty North Oyster Farms. And even though it took him five years to get all the necessary permits (his work is regulated by 11 governmental agencies), and even though his entire business was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (just four days after his first sale), he’ll tell you that now, finally, he has the best job in the world… Gregg also has a symbiotic relationship with Rutgers, which is responsible for the modern oyster industry in the first place. In the 1980s, Rutgers developed a disease-resistant strain of oysters, to fight against parasites, a breed line that is used throughout the industry. "Rutgers is world class when it comes to oysters," says Gregg… Gef Flimlin is considered one of the guardians of Barnegat Bay and enthusiastically promotes Jersey shellfish. Flimlin, a marine extension agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, was a guest speaker at an oyster symposium last year at the Montclair Food & Wine festival, talking oysters, sharing clams.
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