Energy Completes Oyster and Finfish Stewardship Project
Trail Pipeline, L.P., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere
Energy, Inc., announced today the successful completion of
a $1 million environmental stewardship project to enhance
the American oyster fishery in Calcasieu Lake.
As part of this
project, Cheniere created 16 acres of new oyster reefs and
fishing habitat (artificial reefs) in the Cameron Parish water
body. These newly created artificial reefs have been donated
to the state for public recreational and commercial oyster
harvest and fishing opportunities.
with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to
identify and participate in environmental stewardship opportunities
to improve the marine habitat conditions within Calcasieu
Lake following Hurricane Rita and to prepare for Cheniere's
upcoming pipeline projects.
to donate $1 million to the stewardship project for reef development
in support of the lake's fishing community, additional to
required mitigation the company will perform as the result
of pipeline construction impacts.
The American oyster
plays an important role in Calcasieu Lake as a vital component
of the health of the lake. The oyster provides benefits to
the lake such as water filtering, habitat and food for other
fish such as trout, red fish and crabs, creating recreational
and commercial fishing opportunities. According to the state
of Louisiana, oyster harvesting in the Calcasieu Basin produced
286,323 pounds of oysters in 2005.