Program aims for better oyster management DailyComet.com – Louisiana’s 1.6 million acres of public oyster beds.

By  State officials are launching a pilot program to better manage Louisiana’s 1.6 million acres of public oyster beds. The Vessel Monitoring System Pilot Program aims to collect data on oyster harvests on public grounds by requiring tracking units on harvest boats. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will provide the tracking units to licensed oyster harvesters for free, with costs limited to minimal maintenance and care.The state is contracting with Pole Star Space Applications, a fleet management and monitoring company, to provide,,,,,,,,Read More http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20121023/ARTICLES/121029848?tc=ar