Best available copy. Originally published as part of Shellfish investigation progress report no.4. “In the spring of 1947, importation of Pacific oyster seed from Japan was resumed for the first time since before the war. Major plantings of this seed were made in Tillamook and Coos Bay with additional trial plantings in various other localities in Oregon.” (p.1) Included in the shipment of Pacific oyster seed (Crassostrea gigas) was a small trial shipment of the highly desirable Kumamoto oyster (Crassostrea sikamea), which was planted in Tillamook and Yaquina bays. This is the first known planting of Kumamoto oysters in Oregon.
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