TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Cabinet today voted unanimously on Oct. 11 to approve additional aquaculture leases in several parts of the state, including two in Levy County.
The wild oyster industry in the Apalachicola Bay has declined substantially in recent years. Spring Creek Oyster Company recently began cultivating oysters in cages in the full water column. This places the oysters in the most nutrient-rich part of the water, which reduces predators, shortens the grow-out time and improves survival rates.
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