With Texas’ Blessing, New Oyster Industry Developing Along Gulf

It’s a pearl of an idea. Wild oysters already are harvested in a strictly regulated fishery in Texas. But beginning as early as the end of this year, these prized shellfish raised on saltwater farms in the Laguna Madre and elsewhere along the coast could begin hitting seafood stores.

Why Your Next Tasty Gulf Coast Oyster Could Come From a Cage

October 29, 2019 Todd A. Price, USA TODAY

Farming oysters in suspended cages has long been practiced on the east and west coasts. Now, it’s a rapidly growing business in the South.