Rehabilitation of public oyster reefs damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster. (Completion report July 1979- September 1980).
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Flooding on the Trinity River during 1979 was severe. Oyster mortality began in late May when salinity dropped. Shell plantings were begun on 10 June 1980 and completed on 2 July 1980. Oyster shell was sprayed in a thin layer over 9 sites in central Galveston Bay. During September spat were found at all sites. Shell with spat averaged 67.8% of the total number recovered. Success of the planting from the fisherman's viewpoint can be judged when the 1980 spat reach marketable size during the 1982-83 harvest season.