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Hatchery-Based Oyster Restoration

Implementing Organization

State of Louisiana


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


Project Category


Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources


Project Description

This project will provide up to 10 years of operational funds for the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery in Grand Isle, Louisiana and support deployment monitoring of hatchery-produced larvae and spat. Construction of the hatchery began in 2013 and was completed in 2015. The facility is jointly operated by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Louisiana State University (LSU) to produce oysters for use in rehabilitating public oyster areas (POA). This project will contribute to the enhancement of natural oyster reefs and increased oyster abundance which may provide some ecosystem services that result from high oyster abundance, such as reduction in shoreline erosion, improved water quality, increased biodiversity of reef-dependent organisms, and recycling of nutrients.


Brady Carter
(985) 594-4130
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