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Alabama Oyster Community Meeting to be held September 15

Photo by David Rainer

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Marine Resources Division (MRD) will host an oyster meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. at the Bayou La Batre Community and Senior Center located at 12745 Padgett Switch Road in Irvington, Alabama.

The focus of the meeting will be to update the community about MRD activities related to the management of Alabama’s oyster fisheries and to receive public input.

The meeting is open to the public. However, space is limited. To maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, MRD is asking that only one person per household or group attend the meeting. Additionally, masks must be worn when inside the building. Entrance to the building will not be permitted to those not wearing masks.

During the meeting MRD representatives will discuss

  • 2021 oyster reef survey results
  • Review reef grid system and its use in oyster reef and harvest management
  • A potential date and areas to open for public oyster harvest
  • Show oyster harvester education video for harvesters needing recertification

If Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are needed, please contact MRD’s Jason Herrmann at jason.herrmann@dcnr.alabama.gov or (251) 861-2882. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least two days prior to the scheduled meeting.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.

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