Hannah Kaplan – owner and operator of Barrier Beauties – discusses her oyster farm near Bolivar, the ins and outs of the permitting process, and future possibilities for her operations. Hannah and her team have braved new waters to find a way to provide a sustainable product to a desperate market.
Please take a moment to watch our new TV commercial, “CCA Texas: Committed to Restoring and Rebuilding Texas Oyster Reefs”
We all want more oysters, and in the process of considering management options for the fishery, we need to prioritize the value of oyster IN the water.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public input on a proposed regulation change to prohibit the harvest of oysters in Carlos Bay, Mesquite Bay and Ayres Bay (Mesquite Bay complex).
At their March 23-24 meeting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPWC) will consider prohibiting the harvest of oysters in Carlos Bay, Mesquite Bay, and Ayres Bay.
“We want MORE oysters. If you had to boil it down, the whole conversation, two words: more oysters.”