Maryland Awarded $800K to Restore Oysters In Chesapeake Bay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $800,000 to Maryland to help restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population.

Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced the award in a news release Tuesday.

The award to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will go to producing and planting 1.5 billion hatchery seeds in three years.

(Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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