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Texas Oyster Mariculture Stakeholder Meeting Slated For Jan. 25

A meeting for stakeholders in the Lower Laguna Madre will facilitate discussion on oyster mariculture in the area.

Jan 21, 2020

Following the passage of Texas HB 1300, which allows for oyster mariculture in Texas, questions remain about the implications of this legislation. Stakeholders in the Lower Laguna Madre are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the potential effects of the new oyster mariculture industry.

The Texas Oyster Mariculture Stakeholder Meeting will be held on Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Coastal Studies Laboratory located at 100 Marine Lab Dr. in Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island. Those who use the Lower Laguna Madre or own property in the area are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.  

The meeting will feature UTRGV Professor Jo Rampersad and Texas Sea Grant and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Tony Reisinger, who are both experienced in oyster mariculture.

To RSVP to attend the Texas Oyster Mariculture Stakeholder Meeting in person, email The meeting will also be available online at

For more information, see the event flyer.


By Sara Carney '13, Texas Sea Grant communications manager

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