oysters

Efforts being made to revive oyster population

Efforts being made to revive oyster population

Oyster populations are falling off across the United States, and in Florida, until recent years, 90% of the state’s oyster harvest came from Apalachicola Bay. Pensacola Bay is feeling the effect of the oyster shortage, too. Since 2001 when the harvest peaked at 60,000 pounds, most coming from waters in Santa Rosa County, the decline […]

Gulf spill restoration group seeking project ideas

Gulf spill restoration group seeking project ideas

More than $244 million is set aside for assisting in the recovery of coastal species from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and the Region-wide Trustee Implementation Group (RTIG) is looking for suggestions on how to spend it. RTIG is beginning the process of considering restoration project submissions.   Read the full article in the Oct. […]

Wetlands Part 2: East Bay water quality at risk

Wetlands Part 2: East Bay water quality at risk

East Bay is a standout in terms of water quality, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, but local Dave Roberts said that has changed over the years. Cutting a divide between Holley and Navarre, East Bay runs along the northern edge of Navarre before hooking up with other bays including Pensacola, Escambia and […]

Oyster population poised to thrive again

Oyster population poised to thrive again

Oyster populations are poised to thrive again in the region thanks to the Oyster Cultch Placement Project, a $5.3 million regional plan designed to enhance and improve the oyster populations in Pensacola Bay, St. Andrews Bay and Apalachicola Bay. The project’s most recent focus was on the waters in the Pensacola Bay System in Escambia […]