Development of an Artificial Oyster Reef in Aransas Bay - Survey of the Major Oyster Fishing Reefs and Associated Organisms


Objectives: To develop an artificial oyster reef in the Aransas Bay area to supplement production. Aransas Bay was closed to oystering in December, 1959, due to excessive mortalities on the natural reefs during the late summer months. Cause and effect are described in Job Report B-3b under Project Number MO-2-R-2 and Project Report MO-R-2.


4 pages; available for download at the link below.


Aransas Bay, artificial oyster reefs, oyster fisheries