Texas Cultivated Oyster Mariculture (TX COM)

Pending TX COM applications List

During the 86th Texas Legislative Session, HB 1300 granted authority to the Parks and Wildlife Commission to develop an off-bottom oyster mariculture program. A key component of this program is to track proposed oyster mariculture sites and seek public comments of the proposed activity. Comments can be made at the public meeting or through email at oyster.mariculture@tpwd.texas.gov.


Applicant Date
Shelfish area Locality

Public meeting location

Date Time Public comments
David Aparicio 9/1/2021 5 acres TX-14 Tres Palacios Bay in Matagorda Bay System Virtual Zoom Meeting 10/25/2021 6PM 11/4/2021
  1/14/2021 8 acres TX-32 Aransas County 3/3/2021 6PM 3/5/2021
Texas Sustainable Oysters, LLC 1/11/2021 9.74 acres TX-1 Galveston County   4/14/2021 6PM 4/25/2021

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