Oysters in the News

Oyster Production in Apalachicola Bay Decliningoyster

Those of us in here in southwest Florida may not be aware of the environmental challenges facing Apalachicola Bay, one of the most productive estuaries in Florida.

Apalachicola Bay supports a world famous oyster fishery, producing just about all of the oysters harvested in Florida. But now times are not good for commercial harvesters. Severe draught and possibly other factors are now threatening their livelihood.

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In this new video on our YouTube channel, learn what could be the cause of the oyster harvest decline in Apalachicola Bay, and
how it not only affects this historical fishing community, but the entire Florida ecosystem.

Responding to the oyster fishery collapse in Apalachicola Bay, Florida Sea Grant joins forces with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and local seafood providers to restore sustainable populations of the area’s world-famous oysters.


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