POTENTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF OYSTER AQUACULTURE IN MISSISSIPPI AND BEYOND

Off-Bottom Molluscan Shellfish Culture

Off-bottom culture of molluscan shellfish is defined as floating and/or suspended operations, that include, but are not limited to, long lines and rafts. 

On-Bottom Culture in Offshore Waters

On-bottom culture of molluscan shellfish in offshore waters includes any aquaculture operation that involves the use of cultch material, racks, cages or any structures to support shellfish.

On-Bottom Culture in Nearshore Waters

On-bottom culture of molluscan shellfish in nearshore waters includes any aquaculture operation that involves the use of cultch material, racks, cages or any structures to support shellfish.

The annual oyster production in Mississippi from oyster leases totaling 623.2 acres are shown in the figure below.

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Source of raw data: MS-DMR.

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Source of raw data: NOAA FISHERIES.

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Last updated: Monday, October 20, 2014 3:42 PM /
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