The Environmental Case for Rappahannock Oysters

The Perennial Plate, a series about sustainable eating, checks out the effort to bring the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population back to historic levels.

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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/

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

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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