Great news for the Galveston County oyster industry.

Galveston Bay will soon be home to 110 acres of man-made oyster reefs in the coming years as part of an effort by environmentalists to bring Texas’ oyster population back from the brink of extinction.

A 50-acre man-made oyster reef will be constructed in Galveston Bay this winter at a cost of $3.5 million, The Nature Conservancy announced Wednesday. 

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