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Gulf's oyster loss is Long Island's gain

Oyster seedlings float in netted rubber cages on

Oyster seedlings float in netted rubber cages on the surface of algae-rich waters at The Cultured Oyster Company. (Aug. 2, 2010) Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The Gulf oil spill has benefited Long Island oyster producers and suppliers, who say they have been getting orders from new customers all over the country in the months since the BP well erupted earlier this year.

Many of the Gulf oyster beds remain closed and a federal report released last week indicated that the spill's impact on oysters and other seafood from that region is still being determined.

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