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Shell Bank Improving Oyster Reef Restoration Through Oyster Shell Recycling, Education, and Scientific Inquiry

Summary

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will continue to reclaim oyster shells from coastal bend restaurants/wholesalers for restoring degraded reefs; establish a community-based shell recycling program to promote community drop off locations for shucked oyster shells; create interactive educational modules as part of a web based curriculum and Internet-based kiosk to be placed within one of the partner restaurants; and perform habitat assessments to understand how well restored systems replace the important habitat functions provide by natural reefs.

Basics

Nueces

N/A

N/A

$165,959.00

Classification

CMP 306

Critical Areas Enhancement

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Commencement of work on this project is contingent upon approval from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Funding Sources

Source 1

Active

N/A

Coastal Management Program (CMP)

Primary

Federal

$99,228.00

18

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Source 2

Active

N/A

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Secondary

State

$66,731.00

18

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Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Jennifer Pollack
Assistant Professor
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5800
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
361.825.2041
Email

General Land Office
Coastal Resources
800.998.4456
512.475.0773