I recently got to visit Florida’s Pan Handle to discuss the once thriving “Oyster Capital of the World.” Faced with multiple challenges, the industry had to reconsider its tactics in order to survive. The industry is now growing, but with the help of farming techniques. According to Reid Tilley, Oyster Boss co-owner, aquaculture is the answer.
The oyster industry was one of many affected by Hurricane Michael last October. Tune in on October 10th to WUFT at 5 p.m. for a One Year Anniversary Special, showcasing the initial destruction and ultimate regrowth.