Gulf Groups Gather to Support Oyster Mega-Hatcheries : Gulf Seafood News

Gulf Groups Gather to Support Oyster Mega-Hatcheries : Gulf Seafood News.

280 Billion Oyster Eggs

“Beginning in year five the project’s single year’s harvest could be worth up to $6.8 million to harvesters, which is comparable to the value of the ecosystem services provided by the restoration and stock enhancement,” said Gulf Oyster Industry Council’s Al Sunseri, owner of P&J Oyster Company in New Orleans. “There will be an annual production of 280 billion fertilized oyster eggs, more than 2.86 trillion over the 10-year period.”

Shuckers at P & J Oyster House work on some of the last oysters available for the oldest continuing operating oyster company in America.

Sunseri hopes in the near future that a host of other Gulf State resource agencies, especially state Sea Grant programs, become involved in the project.

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