"7 Years After BP Oil Spill, Oyster Farming Takes Hold In South"

"Eight miles down a dirt road through the swamps of southwest Alabama, Lane Zirlott has 1.8 million oysters in the water at his family's farm in Sandy Bay.

"What we've been doing is trying to redefine what people are thinking of a Southern gulf oyster," Zirlott says.

The Murder Point oyster farm covers about two and half acres in the bay. The name changed from "Myrtle Point" in 1929, after a deadly dispute over oyster territory."

Debbie Elliott reports for NPR's Weekend Edition June 10, 2017.

Source: NPR, 06/12/2017