Community meeting

Alabama Oyster Community Meeting to be held on September 15

The Marine Resources Division (MRD) of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will host an oyster meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bayou La Batre Community and Senior Center located at 12745 Padgett Switch Road in Irvington, Alabama.

The purpose of the meeting will be to inform the community of MRD activities related to the management of Alabama’s oyster fisheries and to receive comments from the public.

The meeting is open to the public. However, space is limited. To maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, MRD is requesting that only one person per household or group attend the meeting. In addition, wearing a mask is compulsory inside the building. Entrance to the building will not be allowed to people not wearing masks.

During the meeting, representatives of the MRD will discuss

  • Results of the 2021 oyster reef survey
  • Examine the reef grid system and its use in oyster reef management and harvesting
  • A potential date and opening zones for the public oyster harvest
  • Show an educational video on oyster fishermen for fishermen in need of recertification

If accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act are required, please contact Jason Herrmann of MRD at [email protected] or (251) 861-2882. Requests should be made as early as possible, but at least two days before the scheduled meeting.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes the judicious stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, Crown Lands, National Parks and Wildlife and freshwater fishing. To learn more about ADCNR, visit