Erich Luening

Erich Luening

Contributing Editor

Erich is a Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based freelance reporter covering national aquaculture and north east fisheries for SeafoodSource. He previously wrote about the international aquaculture sector for Aquaculture North America and Hatchery International, both Canadian trade publications, for nearly a decade. Earlier in his career he worked as a staff, or freelance, reporter for newspaper, online and radio broadcast media. A graduate of Boston University’s journalism program Erich has won several press awards, including the Society of Professional Journalism award for online feature writing.

Published on
June 5, 2019

Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed a bill into law establishing a new regulatory framework allowing for oyster aquaculture on the state’s Gulf Coast. 

Before passage of House Bill 1300, Texas was the only coastal state in the U.S. that didn’t allow oyster mariculture off its coasts. The new law allows oysters to be raised for their pearls, as well as their shells and meat. 

Set to go into effect, the new law

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