Mar 28, 2023


The Morro Bay Oyster Company is one of our bay’s commercial farms. The oyster farmers regularly monitor water quality to ensure that the waters are clean enough for safe consumption of the oysters that grow there. Wild native oysters have been making a comeback in the estuary after extreme decline due to disease and competition. In 2022, Cal Poly researchers found 458 wild oysters in the estuary, a great improvement from finding zero in 2009! Photo courtesy of Christa Ranee and the Morro Bay Oyster Company.