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Oyster gardening season off to good start

By: PJ Waters / Published: Jul 30,  2015

Oyster gardening oysters are about a month old, and have grown significantly from our June start. 

Program wide, our mean height is 21.6 mm, a 300-percent increase from our starting size of approximately 7 mm. Gardeners from around Mobile Bay are busily caring for their baby oysters in anticipation of a November planting of degraded reef sites in and around Mobile Bay. 

Proposals to initiate a gardening program in Mississippi have been submitted, and if successful, a Mississippi Oyster Gardening program will be initiated in 2016 modeled on the successful Alabama program.

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