Area 5 Approved Growing Waters Closed for Oyster Harvest Effective Immediately -MDMR

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that Approved Area 5 “C” growing waters are closed to the harvest of oysters effective immediately Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, due to excessive localized rainfall.

Newest Texas Oyster Sanctuary Doubles As Commercial Harvest Reef

A newly completed oyster habitat in Galveston Bay promotes conservation while still recognizing the importance of commercial oyster harvesting to the region’s economy.

Debate Swirls Over Possible Chesapeake Oyster Harvest Regulation

Oyster farmers and watermen have been at odds over a regulation that could make it more difficult for oyster farming operations such as Petty’s Hollywood Oyster Company to get started.

Alabama Oyster Harvest Underway After Shutdown

February 12, 2020 ASSOCIATED PRESS

Alabama’s oyster harvest is back underway near Dauphin Island after a shutdown prompted by high water levels.

Maryland Imposes Oyster Harvest Limits, But Drops Plan To Shorten Season

September 17, 2019 Timothy B. Wheeler, Bay Journal

Maryland officials placed new restrictions Monday on harvesting wild oysters this fall and winter but dropped a plan to shorten the season that had drawn fire from watermen and seafood dealers.