R.J. Shelly

Calhoun County Extension Agent-Coastal & Marine Resources

186 Henry Barber Way Suite 1



  • Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University


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Over the past 25 years, Shelly has worked for the Texas Department of State Health Services Seafood and Aquatic Life Group, where his main responsibilities involved shellfish classification from the San Bernard River to Mesquite Bay. He also currently holds a U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license and has been a fishing guide in Port O’Connor since 1996. Through Texas Sea Grant, he plans to provide training and assistance to recreational fishers and those in the oyster industry.