LDWF completes two oyster rehabilitation projects

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recently completed two oyster rehabilitation projects. The projects were in the oyster seed grounds of the Mississippi Sound and California Bay. The oyster reef rehabilitation process, known as cultch planting, provides clean, hard substrate for oyster larval attachment. By placing appropriate cultch material on the water bottoms during times of oyster reproduction, successful settlement of young oysters is enhanced. The state committed funds to these emergency restoration projects to aid in the recovery of areas affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

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