Stephanie Taylor

May 19, 2013 12:00 AM

California Sketches: Point Reyes shellfish bounty faces a shutdown

It's early morning on Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco. Oystermen push an old wooden boat into low tide and leap aboard. Their leathered faces expressionless, lost in thought, their hoods pulled tight: it's cold. Their day will be long, their labor tedious, their futures uncertain. We head toward the sea, to the oyster beds.

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