After a short delay, South Carolina's oyster season now officially open

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After a two week delay due to warmer waters, oyster season has officially reopened in South Carolina on Thursday, October 1st.

Get all you need to know over at the S.C. DNR.

Oh and don't forget that you can make sure there are oyster to go arround next year by dropping off the shells after you shuck them. From the press release:

The public is reminded that 22 oyster shell recycling drop-off locations are located in coastal counties, and collection sites can be found online, or by calling (843) 953-9300 to find the nearest location. Every shell that is recycled locally is cycled back into the estuarine environment and helps to restore shellfish grounds in the coastal counties.

Go on and recycle your shells, even the restaurants are getting in on the action.