Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program
To many in Mobile and coastal communities, the oyster is a seafood favorite. Just as important, oysters are essential to the water quality of Mobile Bay. They filter the water, remove excessive nutrients, protect shorelines from erosion and provide habitats for more than 300 species. The economic benefits of oysters include providing jobs not only for the oystermen who harvest them, but for the companies that prepare and ship them throughout the country.
The Oyster Trail is an established project of the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program, with partners including the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Each stop along the Trail is sponsored by one of our Partners with proceeds going into the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program to continue its restoration work in Mobile Bay and the Mississippi Sound.