Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Louisiana
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Louisiana Project

Exploring Louisiana's oyster populations: examining unique populations' tolerances to salinity

July 2019 - June 2021


Participating Agencies

  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

This project tests performance of previously untested populations of oysters from Louisiana waters under different water quality conditions. The goal is to identify potential stocks for a breeding program, and identify characteristics of oysters to match to environmental settings.