Starting an Oyster Farm

Permitting Assistance

  • This document, compiled by the Alabama Governor’s Shellfish Aquaculture Review Board, provides an updated outline of how to apply and changes in both the US Army Corps permitting process and the Alabama State Lands easement process. October 2015 update - the Alabama Historic Commission and the US Army Corps have begun requiring a full maritime archaelogical survey.
  • A free template in Word format to use for the operational plan for an off-bottom oyster farm as required by Alabama Department of Public Health. Updated October 2014.
  • Alabama Department of Public Health map of Classification of Oyster Growing Areas current as of Jan. 19, 2017.


Business Planning

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