The dawn of a new industry: Oyster farming in Texas

Oyster conservation has become a top priority along the Texas Coast as hurricanes, flooding and over-harvesting continue to gradually depleted wild oyster populations.

Texas oyster farming outlook good for 2021 and beyond

While 2020 has presented more than its fair share of challenges for most industries, experts from Texas A&M AgriLife and other institutions supporting the fledgling oyster farming industry along the Texas Gulf Coast are optimistic about the industry’s outlook for 2021 and beyond.

Partnership Builds New Recycled Reef to Protect Goose Island State Park

The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is collaborating with Palacios Marine Agricultural Research, Inc., Derrick Construction Company, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Center for Coastal Studies at TAMU-CC to create nearly three acres of restored oyster reef in the waters off Goose Island State Park. 

Palacios Marine Agricultural Research Announces Plans to Aid Texas Oyster Farmers

Oyster experts and biologists at PMAR are making moves to reverse unsustainable trends in the Texas oyster industry through a large-scale hatchery system with support from a coastwide restoration partnership.

Palacios Marine Agricultural Research (PMAR) and BCarbon Announce Joint Program to Construct Living Shorelines Around Matagorda and San Antonio Bays

PMAR and BCarbon announced a joint program to secure commitments to construct almost 70 miles of living shoreline to protect about 23,500 acres of coastal wetlands in the Matagorda and San Antonio Bay systems.

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