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Galveston Bay Oystermen Prepare for Lease Increases; Persistent Fiscal Shortfalls Cited as Cause


Galveston Bay Oystermen Prepare for Lease Increases; Persistent Fiscal Shortfalls Cited as Cause

GALVESTON, TEXAS — Jure Slabic learned this business like most who’ve survived it, he was initiated on the water by experienced family-based oystermen a generation or two older. He’s been doing this since he was nine. “My father’s great, great grandfather was the first in our family,” said Slabic, of Gulf Coast Oysters in Dickinson, […]

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Texas Attorney General Files Oyster Lawsuit Against Chambers Liberty County Navigation District and STORM


Texas Attorney General Files Oyster Lawsuit Against Chambers Liberty County Navigation District and STORM

Storm clouds circling Galveston Bay have collided releasing what promises to be a hurricane of paperwork, legal wrangling and an inevitable end to the “Battle for the Bay” that has for more than a year compromised oyster production, damaged businesses and hurt the American oyster consumer.

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Storm Brews in Galveston Bay Over Oyster Lease


Storm Brews in Galveston Bay Over Oyster Lease

There is a storm churning the waters of Galveston Bay that could affect the supply of Gulf oysters throughout the five Gulf States, as well as well national and international markets.

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For Sabrina Galloway Shrimping Is Still a Part of Her Life, Even After Father’s Death


For Sabrina Galloway Shrimping Is Still a Part of Her Life, Even After Father’s Death

Trapped in the engine room of her father’s capsized shrimp boat for more than four hours while struggling to stay alive with her father’s lifeless body somewhere beneath the murky waters of Galveston Bay, 19-year-old Sabrina Galloway has good reason to hate her father’s boat, hate shrimping, hate Galveston Bay and hate a passion that has been a part of her life since a little girl.

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Galveston Re-opens to Vessel Traffic, Oil Still Being Cleaned Up


Galveston Re-opens to Vessel Traffic, Oil Still Being Cleaned Up

Fishing operations have been greatly reduced in Galveston Bay over the past few days due to channel restrictions as works continues to contain a spill that occurred when a barge carrying almost 1 million gallons of heavy oil collided with a ship near Houston.

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