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.

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.

Apalachicola Bay oysters could be off the menu for up to five years

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission unanimously agreed Wednesday to issue an order that will ban the harvesting of wild oysters starting Aug. 1 from Apalachicola Bay as part of a $ 20 million restoration effort.

Florida Says Apalachicola River and Its Oysters Are Doomed Unless Georgia Is Ordered to Let More Water Flow South

April 21, 2020 Ron Brackett, Weather.com

If Georgia isn’t forced to let more water flow into the Apalachicola, the river and the oyster industry that relies on it are doomed, Florida officials have told the Supreme Court.