Community meeting

The Alabama Oyster Community Meeting will take place on September 13

The Marine Resources Division (MRD) of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will host an Oyster Meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bayou La Batre Community and Senior Center located at 12745 Padgett Commuter Rd. in Irvington, Alabama.

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

During the meeting, MRD representatives:

  • Review 2022 Oyster Reef Survey Results
  • Examine the reef grid system and its use in the management of reefs and oyster harvests
  • Provide date and potential opening areas for public oyster harvest
  • Review check-in and check-out procedures at the Oyster Management Station
  • Show oyster culturist training video for harvesters needing recertification

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

The ADCNR promotes the wise stewardship, management, and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, National Parks, and Freshwater Wildlife and Fisheries. Learn more at