Study of Oyster Growth and Population Structure of the Public Reefs in Matagorda, Tres Palacios and East Matagorda Bays - Survey of Oyster Populations and Associated Organisms


Monthly growth increments of oysters were estimated at 2.8 mm for the 1962 year-class and 3.3 mm for the 1961 class. The largest oyster concentrations appear to be in Tres Palacios Bay. Heavy spat setting occurred on Gadwall Reef and Sand Point Reef.


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oyster population, oysters, Matagorda Bay, stock assessment