Commissioner Fried Welcomes NOAA Announcement of Aquaculture Opportunity Areas Off Florida’s Gulf Coast

NOAA announced the selection of sites in federal waters off Florida in the Gulf of Mexico as one of the first locations designated as Aquaculture Opportunity Areas.

Fisheries and Fishermen Hard Hit by Decline of Oysters On Gulf Coast

December 2, 2019 DEBBIE ELLIOTT, WJCT

Record flooding on the Mississippi River sent too much fresh water into the Gulf of Mexico, killing oysters and crippling other seafood harvests that depend on saltwater to survive.

Record Low Gulf Coast Supply Could Jolt Oyster Prices

This spring’s record-shattering flooding from the Mississippi River has wreaked historic havoc on oyster production in the Gulf of Mexico, which could reverberate for years to come with scant supply and hard-to-digest prices.