Operating an Oyster Farm

Interested in learning more about different nursery options? See a short report here on various nursery options.

The FDA’s dye study of the waste waster treatment outfall from Bayou la Batre was updated as of September 2015 to correct an error in the calculation of the recommended closure rings. The current report is available here.

With heavy mortalities reported in summer 2016, we conducted a survey of oyster diseases across Alabama growing areas, working in collaboration with Dr. Ryan Carnegie of Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences. The report is available here.

The FDA denied a petition to by the Center for Science in the Public Interest to require non-detectable levels of Vibrio vulnificus in oysters. The denial letter, with the rationale, is available here.

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