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Mississippi Oyster Cultch Restoration Project

Implementing Organization

State of Mississippi

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$11,000,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Oysters/Reefs

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.

Contact

Chris Wells
(601) 961-5545
cwells@mdeq.ms.gov
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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