As a teenager, Mark Wiegardt went overseas to learn about the oyster industry in Japan.
Now his own company, the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery, wants to help that country’s industry recover from the annihilation caused to shoreline oyster beds by the recent tsunami.
“A while back they helped build the whole oyster industry here. Knowing that all those oysters were growing right now are originally from Japan” is reason to give back.
And, give back he has, sending tens of millions of oyster seeds to the country he holds dear.
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