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Oyster relocation operation moves into third day

The unloading of oysters at Bayou Caddy is going more smoothly than the first two days of the DMR’s oyster restoration program. (Photo source: WLOX) The unloading of oysters at Bayou Caddy is going more smoothly than the first two days of the DMR’s oyster restoration program. (Photo source: WLOX)
Federal disaster money from 2011 is allowing the DMR to pay fishermen $20 a sack, with a daily limit of 200 sacks. (Photo source: WLOX) Federal disaster money from 2011 is allowing the DMR to pay fishermen $20 a sack, with a daily limit of 200 sacks. (Photo source: WLOX)
The DMR brought in another piece of heavy equipment to help expedite the unloading process. (Photo source: WLOX) The DMR brought in another piece of heavy equipment to help expedite the unloading process. (Photo source: WLOX)
MISSISSIPPI SOUND (WLOX) -

The unloading of oysters at Bayou Caddy is going more smoothly than the first two days of the Department of Marines Resources’ oyster restoration program.

With the reefs closed due to red tide, eligible fishermen are taking part in an oyster relay project, moving thousands of oysters away from the harmful impact of freshwater intrusion due to the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Federal disaster money from 2011 is allowing the DMR to pay fishermen $20 a sack, with a daily limit of 200 sacks.

Kevin Black with Pelican Seafood says day three is going much more smoothly in terms of efficiency.

Day one was painfully slow for fishermen to unload their sacks of oysters onto a barge behind the Silver Slipper Casino parking garage. The DMR brought in another piece of heavy equipment to help expedite the unloading process.

"It's definitely much better today," said Black.

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