The oyster project was completed at an expenditure of $67,270.94 for bedding of 2,678 acres of oyster reefs with shells. The sponsor’s contribution was $4,683.18 and the Works Projects Administration funds $62,587.76. The project was approved 1935 to support the cultivation of oysters along the gulf coast. The oyster seedlings were planted on the state reefs of Pass Christian and Pascagoula and in the Bay of Biloxi. At the time, Biloxi was rated the largest oyster canning industry in the world.
Oyster Planting Project Approved. (Jul 30, 1935). Clarion-Ledger, p. 7.
Oyster Planting Project on State’s Reefs Okehed. (Mar 26, 1936). Clarion-Ledger, p. 5.
Outline Biloxi WPA Program. (Dec 31, 1936). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 1, 7.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on September 6, 2020.
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