The Environmental Case for Rappahannock Oysters

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The Perennial Plate, a series about sustainable eating, checks out the effort to bring oysters back to the Chesapeake Bay. With wild oysters at just 1% of their historic population, due to overharvesting, the owners of Rappahannock River Oysters are growing oysters from hatcheries. The organisms, they say, are a key to maintaining the health of the bay's ecosystem. The Perennial Plate is produced by Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, and the dynamics of their personal and professional partnership make for a humorous intro to the short documentary. More episodes from the series can be found on the Atlantic Video channel here.

For more information about The Perennial Plate, visit http://www.theperennialplate.com/

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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