Environmental Groups Worrying Success Could Impact Oyster Recovery EffortsThe ups and downs of nature and the best efforts of people are both are examined in a state study on efforts to increase the bay’s oyster population.
Maturing Oyster Recovery Projects Bring Calls for MoneyOysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. Their colonies piled so high that boats would sometimes run aground on them, and they were incorporated into navigation maps. Even earlier, Native American tribes would have oyster feasts on the banks of coastal inlets.
HonFest Oyster Shucking Competition to Raise Awareness of Bay PreservationHonFest's 1st Annual Oyster Shucking Competition will give contestants a good time while raising awareness for oyster preservation in the Chesapeake Bay.
Volunteers Act As Oyster Nannies In Inner Harbor Cleanup EffortIt’s an investment of time and effort, but the payoff of a cleaner bay is still far from certain.
Survey: Maryland Oyster Population Makes GainsMaryland'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.
Maine, Maryland, Delaware Rivers Get Federal FocusThe 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.
109-Year-Old Sailboat Used For Dredging Oysters Around the turn of the 20th century, the skipjack was the vessel of choice for oystermen who made their living on the Chesapeake Bay.
Man Caught Smuggling Thousands Of Pounds Of Undersized OystersPolice 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.
Tons Of Fossilized Oyster Shells Will Help Rebuild Habitat In Oyster SanctuariesThey'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.
Perdue Farms Gifts $50K To Raise Oysters In MarylandA program growing in popularity received a cash infusion to keep oysters growing.
Baby Boom! Md. Hatchery Produces 1.2 Billion Baby Oysters In Single SeasonThere's a baby boom in Maryland. A billion baby oysters, called spat, have been planted at the Harris Creek Sanctuary.
Md. Restaurants Plan Weeklong Celebration Of Local Seafood"From the Bay for the Bay." It is a weeklong celebration of Maryland seafood benefiting the Oyster Recovery Partnership.