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Oyster council meets today hoping to restock reefs

The going rate for a sack of oysters is $75. (Photo source: WLOX) The going rate for a sack of oysters is $75. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The first meeting of Governor Phil Bryant's Oyster Restoration and Resiliency Council is this morning.

The governor signed an executive order announcing the council's formation last week. Eight days later, that group will meet at the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum.

The idea of the oyster council is to take an in-depth look at ways to expand and enhance the oyster industry in Mississippi. Coast businessman Dave Dennis is chairman of the new group.

Today's meeting will include a presentation by DMR director Jamie Miller. In a WLOX News special report two weeks ago, Miller said 2015 was the year of the oyster. And his agency would work to rebuild an industry that got decimated by a monster hurricane and a gulf oil spill.

The oyster council meets at 9:00 a.m. WLOX News will be at today's meeting and will bring you an update later today on air and online at WLOX.com.

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