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Will oyster farming transform the Texas coast?

Posted at 11:57 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-02 22:07:43-04

One of the bills just signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott will allow oyster farming in Texas.

And some business owners are ready to take on this new industry.

Texas has been the only U.S. coastal state that was not allowed to farm oysters. House Bill 1300 will change that.

Today, we’ll meet with downtown business owner Brad Lomax.

He is planning to go and start his own oyster farming for business.

We’ll also share when this law will come into effect and how it will work for Lomax and others.

Watch the full story tonight on KRIS 6 News.

If you are thinking about taking part in your own oyster farming you must make sure that you are in compliance with Texas Parks and Wildlife.