Apalachicola Region Trying to Recover After Losing Water War, Oyster Industry

The jobs lost in the Apalachicola Bay’s shuttered oyster industry won’t be easy to replace. But green shoots are sprouting in the form of two new industries about 23 miles away.

Florida Closes Apalachicola Bay Until 2025 to Conserve Oysters

December 17, 2020 Associated Press

Because of a dwindling oyster population, a Florida agency voted unanimously Wednesday to shut down oyster harvesting in Apalachicola Bay through the end of 2025, dealing a blow to an area that historically produced 90% of the state’s oysters and 10% of the nation’s.

Oysterman Reflects on Moratorium of Apalachicola Bay Oyster Fishery

Due to water wars with neighboring Georgia and overfishing of the bay, the waves of success in the industry became rough, recently hitting a crash that will cease fishing in Apalachicola Bay until 2025.

Florida May Pause Apalachicola Bay Oyster Harvest Until 2025

State officials are poised to stop the harvest of wild oysters in Apalachicola Bay for the next five years.

FSU Receives Grant To Restore Apalachicola Bay’s Struggling Oyster Industry

March 26, 2019 Shawn Mulcahy, FSU News

The 10-year project, dubbed the Apalachicola Bay Systems Initiative, will be housed at FSU’s Coastal and Marine Laboratory and will work to rehabilitate the community’s oyster industry.