2016 Final Collections – Ocean Springs High School

The 2016 Oyster Gardening pilot program has officially ended! Final oyster counts, measurements, and collections occurred May 26th, 2017 in Ocean Springs, MS. The pilot site, coordinated through Ocean Springs High School, produced approximately 2,000 oysters with an average size of 56 mm (2.2 inches). All oysters were collected on site by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and planted on restoration reefs.