Weathering the Oyster Industry Financial Tides in Texas

On March 23, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department heard public comments from industry businessmen, oystermen workers, stakeholders and researchers in the field in response to an agenda item to permanently close the Ayres, Carlos and Mesquite Bays. The department stated that the closures are due to harvest reefs not producing oysters at the legal size to harvest.

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.

Texas Oyster Farming Getting Back in Business Locally

August 31, 2020 Ashley Portillo, KRIS TV

Commercial oyster farming in Texas will officially open for business next week. It’s a locally-led effort that has been in the making for nearly three years, and legislation for it passed last year.

Texas Primed to be Pearl in New Oyster Farming Industry

Whether you love them or hate them, you can’t deny that oysters are a staple in the Gulf Coast diet. That’s why it’s big news that Texas will finally be allowed to take part in and financially benefit from oyster farming.

Texas Says Shucks, Let’s Give Oyster Growing a Try

Wild oyster populations are struggling in Texas waters, so state officials want to let people start growing the mollusks off the coast.