Check out the "Preservation Edition" Collection, which includes this documentary (StonyPix.com)
Get up close and in the action, with views from the air and underwater, on the boats and in the mud, working in the wind and rain, day or night, you truly get to experience it all, as you meet the "characters" and families who have depended on these tidelands for up to 6 generations - in this documentary (4 years in the making), about oyster farming on Willapa Bay (Shoalwater Bay) in Washington State.
On a planet where environmental concerns are at an all time high, and story after story can be told of struggling shellfish industries around the world, 'Oyster Farming in a Changing World' is a documentary which explores the 160-year-old oyster farming community of Willapa Bay in Washington State which is no exception to the struggle, yet they have demonstrated a will to survive. Revealing the labor needed to propagate, cultivate, harvest and process the shellfish, this documentary showcases the beauty of the Pacific Northwest as it captures both the historical and present day perspective of the oyster industry. Driven by a passionate group of growers (from quirky and hard working one & two person family farms to the biggest corporations), this thorough exploration reveals their united and devoted efforts of protecting a healthy environment while keeping their industry sustainable and viable within the inevitable forces of change.
Directed, Produced, & Photographed by Keith A. Cox
Edited by Keith A. Cox, Andrea Lewis & Barry Sales
Motion Graphics by Heather Cardone
Original Music by Larry Marciano
Narration by Glenn A. Johnson
In addition to this feature presentation, there is a 7-episode documentary series "Willapa Bay Oysters," which goes into even more in-depth explorations of this fascinating oyster industry, to learn more about the series or this project go to: