03.20.2015

Watch Alabama Oyster Tongers Harvest A Gulf Seafood Bounty

There’s nothin’ quite like a fresh, Gulf oyster.

A seafood delicacy if there ever was one, oysters are one of the most unique foods on the planet, and they’re a big part of Alabama’s seafood industry.

Millions of oysters are harvested from public reefs along Alabama’s Gulf Coast every year—in fact, Alabama is historically the largest processor of oysters in the country. And the men and women who tong and process Alabama Gulf oysters are committed to providing an unbeatable product.

Naturally, it takes a lot of hard work to bring fresh Gulf oysters to markets and restaurants throughout the country.

That’s why we’re thrilled that the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has put together this engaging and informative video detailing everything that goes into managing, harvesting, tagging, tracking, surveying, processing, and enjoying these magnificent mollusks.

Check out the video above, then find a restaurant or market in your neighborhood order up a dozen or two.