Off-Bottom Oyster Aquaculture Program

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Enviromental Quality, Mississippi Department Of

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 1: The Direct Component

Project Location: Mississippi

Funding Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity Oysters / Reefs

Project Description

The purpose of this program is to create an off-bottom oyster aquaculture program to train and develop a new workforce that is able to support diversifying the oyster industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The program will develop and implement a two phase program for qualified and interested individuals to learn the ecological, economic, and business components of initiating and maintaining an offbottom aquaculture operation. The Off-Bottom Oyster Aquaculture Program will provide future oystermen and fishermen with the training needed to start an off-bottom oyster aquaculture operation. Direct Component funds will be used to develop and implement the Off-Bottom Oyster Aquaculture Program, including development of the curriculum and training materials. The proposed project aligns with the seafood, economic development, and workforce development priorities developed by the GoCoast 2020 Commission.

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Affiliated Institutions


Project ID: 679
Project Name: Off-Bottom Oyster Aquaculture Program
SourceUID: RDCGR470031
Latitude: 30.36639277
Longitude: -88.89187502
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Mississippi
County: Hinds
Project Category: Human and Social
Project Action: Promotion of Gulf Coast Seafood
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Oysters / Reefs
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: Enviromental Quality, Mississippi Department Of
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: At this time, U.S. Department of Treasury cannot confirm the accuracy of this information. Please go to for the latest information about this project.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 1113556
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 1: The Direct Component
DWH Dollar Amount : 1113556
DWH Source: Transocean, Anadarko, and BP
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 7
Total Amount Leveraged: 0