Oyster Recovery

Oyster Restoration Research in Apalachicola Bay

MEETING NOTICE Oyster Restoration Research in Apalachicola Bay November 15, 2016 From 5 – 6 PM Apalachicola Community Center 1 Bay Avenue Scientists from the University of Florida, and resource managers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will provide an update regarding the experimental …

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Interesting and educational new video production released by Apalachicola National Estuary Research Reserve

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Meet Franklin County’s 2014 Outstanding Farm Family

The Ward Family of Apalachicola Florida has been selected by the Franklin County Extension Office and recognized through the North Florida Fair’s Outstanding Farm Family Program for the 2014 year. This long-standing program seeks to recognize the importance of agriculture and the families that work in agriculture to the North Florida area. Although Franklin County …

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UF Oyster Recovery Team sets Oct. 1 public meeting in Apalachicola

SEPT. 19, 2014 UPDATE:  The time-frame for the Oct. 1 workshop in Apalachicola has been adjusted.  The workshop will start with sign-in and discussion at 2:00 p.m. and last until 4 p.m.   SEPT. 18, 2014 UPDATE:  The format for the Oct. 1 workshop in Apalachicola has been updated to accommodate a two-step process that …

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Oyster Harvester Training Now Offered

The State of Florida has initiated training of harvesters as prescribed by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) requirements for the new license year which starts July 1, 2014.  The training is offered through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) in Apalachicola. Harvesters can receive a certificate of training necessary to obtain a …

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Oyster Harvester Training Now Offered

The State of Florida has initiated training of harvesters as prescribed by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) requirements for the new license year which starts July 1, 2014.  The training is offered through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) in Apalachicola. Harvesters can receive a certificate of training necessary to obtain a …

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Can Culturing Oysters Be Part of the Fishery Recovery?

oyster farming in Apalachicola Bay

What: A Conversation About Oyster Aquaculture When: Monday, July 29, 2013, 2 to 5 p.m. Where: Community Center, Apalachicola Seeking insights into the pros and cons of growing oysters, Apalachicola's commercial oyster industry has asked members of the University of Florida Oyster Recovery Team to a question-and-answer discussion on Monday, July 29, 2013, from 2 …

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Oyster Recovery Team report: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

Joe Taylor is executive director of Franklin's Promise Coalition.

For Immediate Release GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay oyster populations, according to a report this week by the University of Florida. Instead, the report by UF’s Oyster Recovery Team cites drought, insufficient rainfall and …

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Results and Conclusions of Oyster Recovery Team Coming April 24

The University of Florida Oyster Recovery Team will report the findings and recommendations from its study of the collapse of the 2012 Apalachicola Bay commercial oyster harvest in a public meeting on Wednesday, April 24, in Apalachicola. Members of the community, oyster industry workers, representatives of resource agencies and any interested stakeholders are encouraged to …

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UF Oyster Recovery Team updates Apalachicola producers, leaders on recovery project

Apalachicola-area oystermen and community leaders received a progress report Thursday from University of Florida scientists working to remediate the area’s oyster population collapse. Karl Havens, director of Florida Sea Grant and leader of the UF Oyster Recovery Team, told a crowd of about 75 in Apalachicola that data being developed will help local industry representatives …

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