Texas Parks and Wildlife Code

Sec. § 76.001

In this chapter:


“Barrel of oysters” means three boxes of oysters in the shell or two gallons of shucked oysters without shells. The dimensions of a box are 10 inches by 20 inches by 13-1/2 inches. In filling a box for measurement, the oysters may not be piled more than 2-1/2 inches above the height of the box at the center.


“Natural oyster bed” means an area where at least five barrels of oysters are found within 2,500 square feet of any position on a reef or bed.


“Open season” means a period during which it is lawful to take oysters.
Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 241 (S.B. 2379), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.

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