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    Oysters on the half shell at Scales, one of the restaurants on the Maine Oyster Trail map, which lists oyster farms, retailers and restaurants that have the bivalves. Staff photo by Carl D. Walsh

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    Luis Mallo at Island Creek Oysters in Portland. The Duxbury, Massachusetts-based company has four other oyster bars in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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    Oysters on ice at Island Creek Oysters. Island Creek has direct connections with about 100 oyster farms, so it’s able to keep prices low.

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    Oysters on ice at Island Creek Oysters. All oysters at Island Creek cost just $1.50 each.

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    The Monhegan, a restored wooden lobster boat, cruises Casco Bay on an aquaculture tour being offered by Maine Foodie Tours. Maine Foodie Tours/Casco Bay Custom Charters

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    Brendan Parsons, proprietor of Portland's first oyster food cart, opened the River Bottom Raw Bar in August. Staff photo by Gordon Chibroski

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    Maine Champion Oyster Shucking Contest judge John Reny checks a contestant's work at the 2016 Pemaquid Oyster Festival in Damariscotta.

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    Debora Viana of Portland, Amelia Cano of Spain, Luis M. Calzada of Spain and Luis Mallo of Portland sample oysters at Island Creek Oysters.

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    Island Creek Oysters opened Aug. 31.

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    “It’s all about the product,” says Chris Sherman, who is overseeing Island Creek Oysters.

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    Debora Viana of Portland, Amelia Cano of Spain, Luis M. Calzada of Spain and Luis Mallo of Portland sample oysters.

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