By BECKY GILLETTE
Big, fat, juicy oysters have been a part of the Gulf Coast’s culinary traditions ever since the area was discovered more than 300 years ago by French explorers. At one time, Biloxi was known as the shrimp and oyster capital of the world. In recent years, there has been a steep decline in oyster production on Mississippi reefs, which has had a major impact on the economy.
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