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.