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.


Proposed Site Number Site Type Total Acreage Shellfish Harvest Area Site Bay or Town Public Meeting Registration Link Date Time Public Comments Deadline
G-0015 Grow-Out 10 acres TX-32 Copano Bay Zoom link 01/17/2024 6:00pm 01/31/2024
G-0016 Grow-Out 4.98 acres TX-1 East Galveston Bay Zoom link 02/13/2024 6:00pm 02/27/2024


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