HonFest’s 1st Annual Oyster Shucking Competition will give contestants a good time while raising awareness for oyster preservation in the Chesapeake Bay.
It’s an investment of time and effort, but the payoff of a cleaner bay is still far from certain.
Maryland’s oyster population has more than doubled since 2010 due to high oyster survival over the past few years and strong reproduction in the Chesapeake Bay, according to the state’s 2013 fall oyster survey.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will focus conservation efforts on the Penobscot River watershed area in Maine and the Choptank River complex in Maryland and Delaware.
Around the turn of the 20th century, the skipjack was the vessel of choice for oystermen who made their living on the Chesapeake Bay.
Police in Maryland make one of the biggest oyster busts in years. Natural resources officers seize thousands of pounds of undersized oysters being smuggled out of state.
They’re at least a million years old and thousands of tons of them are rolling into Maryland. They’re fossilized oyster shells. The first load of the Oyster Express arrived Thursday.
A program growing in popularity received a cash infusion to keep oysters growing.
There’s a baby boom in Maryland. A billion baby oysters, called spat, have been planted at the Harris Creek Sanctuary.
“From the Bay for the Bay.” It is a weeklong celebration of Maryland seafood benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership.
Annapolis’ historic Market House is officially reopen with eight new businesses.
It’s a shell game with an awful lot riding on it: restore enough oysters and improve the Chesapeake Bay’s waters.