While the farming technique does not yield oysters in the quantities produced by commercial fisheries and is not intended to compete with them, it is seen as a promising way to get a niche product to the premium market. That makes Point aux Pins oysters a valuable addition to the Alabama Gulf Seafood oyster industry, which has seen rising harvests and improving conditions in recent years.
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ABOUT THE ALABAMA SEAFOOD MARKETING COMMISSIONEstablished by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley by executive order signed in March of 2011, the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission (ASMC) was created to help provide advice, oversight, management and encouragement to the marketing of Alabama seafood. Led by Chris Blankenship, director of the Alabama Marine Resource Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the ASMC is comprised of volunteer members appointed by the Governor that includes fishermen, processors, charter boat operators, retailers, restaurant owners and others directly and indirectly related to the Alabama seafood industry.SOURCE Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission (ASMC)