Finally. We've been covering the red tide outbreak and its effect on oyster harvesting in the gulf for some time now. Last week the news finally shifted toward the positive. Many regions of the Texas Gulf shore have been opened to oyster fisherman.
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Steven DoyleRed tide, the naturally occurring algae bloom that causes toxicity in shellfish, continues to plague the state's coastline -- keeping Texas oysters out of local restaurants and threatening the $18.5 million Texas oyster industry.
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Steven DoyleThe oystermen of Galveston Bay can't get a break. First the Texas drought raised the salinity of the water they fished, then changes to water rights regulations threatened to keep it there. Now they're unable to harvest until otherwise notified.
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It's tough being a gulf oyster. The BP oil spill devastated Louisiana oyster beds, and then a historic Texas drought reduced river flows into Galveston Bay, seriously increasing the bay's salinity. Predators and disease are thriving and threatening the already hobbled industry.
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â€‹ My McKinney Avenue walk was more than just a bar crawl. I also checked an item off my list I've been avoiding. I could say that I've been waiting till September to enjoy the delicacy I enjoyed many times before, but really I'd been using the old rule as an excuse. I was afraid of Gulf oysters.Ro ... More >>