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Bay closure stresses seafood industry - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 22, 2014

Bay closure stresses seafood industry

Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 12:05 am

GALVESTON — This year’s oyster crop in Galveston Bay was already pretty bad. So poor, in fact, that last Wednesday’s announcement that state authorities had closed the bay to shellfish harvesting came at no great loss to Mary Smith, president of Hillman’s Seafood Market in Dickinson.

“It was such a bad oyster season in the first place, we’re glad that they closed,” Smith said. “A lot of the oysters were killed last year because of the water salinity because of the drought.”

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