The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says it’s time for oyster gardeners to start pulling up their cages.
Skipjacks are a symbol of the Chesapeake Bay and the last working sail fleet in the country, but like the oysters they once harvested by the ton, their numbers are dwindling along with their catch.
Legislation that could open much of Virginia’s shoreline to oyster farming has spawned a spat between two neighbors in York County.
A proposal to create oyster aquaculture opportunity zones is headed to Virginia regulators.
Maryland Natural Resources Police say a 23-year-old Tilghman man has been charged with poaching oysters.
Natural Resources Police say a waterman dredging for oysters was knocked overboard by the dredge
Volunteers work amid whiffs of cocktail sauce and Tabasco, cleaning shells collected from shucking houses and restaurants that may end up one day on a holiday table with plump, new oysters glistening in their center.
Oysters once powered an industry in Maryland. Over harvesting, disease and poor water quality put that industry on the rocks.