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Mississippi Oyster Cultch Restoration Project

Implementing Organization

State of Mississippi


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Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


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Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources


Project Description

The goal of this project is to restore and enhance oyster cultch areas in the marine waters of Mississippi in Hancock and Harrison Counties. This project restored and enhanced approximately 1,430 acres of the oyster cultch areas within Mississippi. Cultch material (oyster shell, limestone or crushed concrete, or some combination thereof) was deployed at a rate of 100 cubic yards per acre with adjustments for site conditions as needed.


Chris Wells
(601) 961-5545
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