Written by Linc Bedrosian
It was unclear whether North Suffolk waterman Robbie Johnson was preaching to the converted during a Nansemond River Preservation Alliance on Tuesday.
A guest speaker at a packed alliance meeting in the Eclipse Ruritan Hall, Johnson told folks of his "armchair science" regarding the decline and recent resurgence of Nansemond oysters.
"Whatever makes common sense to me makes the most sense," Johnson declared of his methods.
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