Oyster season is dead in Texas, according to a new video report released by Texas Parks & Wildlife.
One of the longest Red Tide outbreaks in the state's history is letting up, but not in time to salvage the $30 million Texas oyster industry.
It been a rough few years for Texas oystermen, who first suffered the devastation of Hurricane Ike in 2008, which destroyed 60 percent of Galveston Bay's oysters, and then 2010's horrific BP oil spill.
The ongoing Texas drought has also caused high salinity levels in Texas waters, which contribute to disease in many types of shellfish.
Next season may see a recovery, however. Texas Parks & Wildlife reports that the remaining unharvested oysters from this season may spawn healthy oysters in the spring.