Study of Oyster Growth and Population Structure in Aransas, Mesquite, and Copano Bays - Survey of Oyster Populations and Associated Organisms


Population studies conducted in Aransas, Mesquite, and Copano Bays have shown a decline in oyster abundance as a result of high mortalities in Aransas Bay and Mesquite Bay. Poor spawning and setting success in the three-bay area have been attributed to increased salinities and lack of fresh water.


pages 191-194; available for download at the link below.


oyster stock, stock assessment