Scientists knew oysters were good for the bay but they never knew how good until now.
A “No Shell Left Behind” bill before Maryland lawmakers would provide a dollar a bushel tax credit for recycled oyster shell, a move one conservation group hopes will increase supply of the empty bivalves needed by hatcheries.
While damage from Sandy hit fast and hard, the effects on the Chesapeake Bay have taken longer to gauge.
It’s an oyster reef unlike any other in Maryland. For the first time, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has established an oyster habitat that fishermen and residents can reach out and touch.
Sometimes, when you’re between a rock and a hard place, add more rocks. That’s exactly what’s happening in the Chesapeake Bay where oysters are in a very tough spot.
As oyster growers prepare to harvest their maturing spat in the coming weeks, things are not looking good.
Louisiana health officials say they closed a harvesting area and ordered a recall of oysters taken from there since April 26 after 14 people became ill with norovirus.
Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers interested in raising oysters.
Golfers are taking advantage of an early spring. Also, we have everything you want to know about oysters.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has lifted shellfish harvesting restrictions in portions of three waterways following a decline in bacteria levels.
Here are some ideas around town for the week of Feb. 19.
Five watermen have been charged with oyster violations in Dorchester County.