Commercial oystering in the Southeast has been around for a long time, and most states have a big industry in producing oysters. But in Georgia, only about 32,000 pounds of oysters were produced in 2016. Why? Because unlike other Southeastern states, Georgia does not allow commercially farmed oysters. All catches must be made from wild stock. The Brunswick News had an interesting article about this and what scientists and potential producers are trying to do to change it into a commercial crop. You can read it here.