Oyster Bed Restoration on Tap for Apalachicola Bay

Spread the love

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was awarded $20 million from the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund to help restore the failing oyster population in Apalachicola. It was announced in December 2019 that the money will be used to initiate a five-year plan to help revitalize the Apalachicola Bay oyster population.

The first two years will be dedicated to research in partnership with Florida State University to determine the best location to establish the new oyster beds. The following three years will involve placing oyster substrate to create 1,000 new acres of productive reef.

With restoration of the oyster beds, officials hope the resurgence of the oyster industry will boost the economy in Apalachicola and surrounding areas.

Click for Source (WJHG/WECP)

Florida Real Estate :: Beach Properties of Florida Florida Real Estate :: Beach Properties of Florida READ MORE

Be the first to comment on "Oyster Bed Restoration on Tap for Apalachicola Bay"

Leave a comment