St. Charles Bay Oyster Reef Restoration August 2017 Deployment

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Construction of the St. Charles Bay Oyster Reef has been completed! This project will create 2,000 linear feet of oyster reef along the western shoreline of the Big Tree Unit of Goose Island State Park, just north of Rockport, Texas. The end result will be newly created fish and crustacean habitat, and increased oyster and finfish populations. The site has 7 different segments, and at least 8 sample trays have been placed in each segment. Harte Research Institute will pull up 1 tray quarterly and monitor the spat that has grown and count all organisms that have appeared. BCT is a proud funding partner of this marine habitat project, along with CCA Texas and others!