I know that Soundbounder did a post recently on Norm Bloom's shellfish operation, but i got to go visit with Stamford's shellfish commission.
The first thing that struck me was the smells, the fresh sea smells. No decay, rest a wonderful sea salty smell that reminded me of Galveston and the shrimp boats.
Then there are the oysters and clams -piles and pile of them.
They made my mouth water!
Here are pictures:
First the oyster, just harvested, piles of them!:
Then to an incoming boat:
The real cultivating of the oysters that he does is incredicble.
Sadly, no samples were available for organoleptic testing.