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Grant McDermott

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Economics
University of Oregon

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This might not hold much interest beyond some old school friends reading this blog, but flicking through channels this morning I stumbled on a CNN documentary about oyster-harvesting off the coast of Namibia... Featuring my old boarding house master (and quasi John Travolta lookalike), Jason Burgess.





















Apart from a bit of nostalgia for me (Great House, Mason House!), this is a nice summary of the challenges and opportunities provided by mariculture and aquaculture. At a broader level, if offers some real-life insight into establishing a sustainable business venture in the more remote parts of the world.

The programme continues below the fold (although I must express my displeasure surprise that the oysters were consumed sans Tabasco):