State: Alabama oyster harvest more than double 2020 total

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s oyster industry has had its best wild harvest in years, more than doubling the catch from 2020 with the opening of a new territory in Mobile Bay. Scott Bannon is head of the Marine Resources Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

He tells that the total haul was about 45,000 sacks of oysters at the end of the day on Tuesday. That’s compared to 22,070 sacks last season.

Marine Resources officials told oyster harvesters before this season that they expected this year to be about the same as last year based on preliminary surveys. But a new area that was opened for harvest proved fertile.

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12/26/2021 10:54:56 AM (GMT -6:00)

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