Research on oysters in the Gulf of Mexico has been going on for some centuries.

Recent researchEdit


The following message was posted on the Fishfolk email list. Its writer probably welcomes all possible publicity but can remove this if not.

Greetings everyone,

I am on the team that is working on an updated management plan for oysters in the Gulf of Mexico. The current plan is 15 years old. This is a request for literature on the socio-cultural aspects of the oyster fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. I’m looking for anything that might be relevant to the task and written in the past 15 years. I am particularly interested in the gray literature….e.g. any presentations that never quite made it to the published paper stage, reports for agencies, unpublished dissertations etc., etc.

Although the data we use will have to pertain to the Gulf States, oyster fishery ethnographies etc from other regions are also helpful in that they can provide a useful guide for work that needs to be done. Also methods for measuring dependency or for regulatory impact review, SIA etc. used in fishing communities is also useful.

Thanks very much.

Pris Weeks, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Social and Policy Analysis Group


4800 Research Forest Drive

The Woodlands, TX 77058


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