Mariculture, Reef Restoration Offer Solutions to Texas’s Oyster Problem

Oysters do a lot for the Texas Coast – filter water, provide storm protection, sequester carbon and make for good eating, but the reefs are continuously disappearing.

“We’ve got to continue to put this resource first,” said John Blaha, assistant director of CCA Texas. “When you look at all the data, I mean worldwide, we’ve probably lost 80-plus-percent of our oysters.”

Blaha was among experts and state officials who spoke Thursday afternoon at the San Antonio Bay Partnership‘s 10th anniversary conference about ongoing reef restoration and the highly anticipated launch of mariculture in Texas.

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