New program supports oyster industry

189 views – Lorraine Weiskopf – 2022-06-30 14:54:34

A relatively new off-bottom aquaculture industry for harvesting oysters is developing across the Gulf of Mexico and USM is looking to support it with a new program.

SOAR, which stands for ‘Supporting Oyster Aquaculture and Restoration,’ is designed to build resilience into the shellfish industry through innovation, conservation, and economic development.

Today, the university is meeting with members of the industry at…

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