Mississippi Oyster Cultch Restoration Project
State of Mississippi
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA)
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.
For official trustee information regarding the Deepwater Horizon NRDA, including information regarding the NRDA process and the status of projects, see https://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/