The Apalachicola Oyster Was Discovered Here In Florida, And You Likely Won’t Find Them Until 2025

Anyone who has visited the quaint panhandle town of Apalachicola in the past few decades likely knows the story behind the famed oysters harvested here. Oysters were Apalachicola’s first seafood industry, sold locally as early as 1836. In fact, it was said that ninety percent of the state’s oysters and ten percent of the nation’s oysters came from Apalachicola Bay! However, due to the dwindling oyster population, oyster harvesting in the bay has been shut down through the end of 2025. Here is everything you need to know about the Apalachicola oyster and its history in Florida.

Did you know the history behind the Apalachicola oyster in Florida? If you have your own thoughts about the discovery or the harvest ban, make sure to shout it out in the comments section!

Also, it isn’t just the oysters that other states should be grateful for Florida discovering. Check out more reasons why everyone should be thankful for Florida.

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