Katy Keiffer talks east coast shellfish with Bob Rheault on this week's edition of What Doesn't Kill You. Bob "Skid" Rheault was president of Moonstone Oysters in Narragansett, RI for 26 years. He has a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography and is an adjunct faculty member in the University of Rhode Island's Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture. He served as ECSGA President for five years before taking the Executive Director's seat. Bob established the East Coast Shellfish Research Institute and has been successful in attracting several substantial federal research grants to address critical industry research priorities. He is an active member of the National Fisheries Institute and is a passionate industry advocate. Learn about the food safety considerations of eating clams and oysters, and find out if eating shellfish during the summer months is more dangerous. Hear about some of the innovations that have helped the shellfish industry. How do clams and oysters account for sales in the New England shellfish market? Find out all of this and more on this week's episode of What Doesn't Kill You! This program has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Thanks to Dead Stars for today's music.

"It turns out that you can cover 50% of most bodies of water with oyster farms without environmental concern." [28:00] -- Bob Rheault on What Doesn't Kill You