Some Talbot County Waterways Reclassified For Shellfish HarvestingThe Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified parts of two Talbot County waterways for shellfish harvesting.
Gov. Hogan Vetoes Bills Regulating Handguns, OystersHogan, a Republican, vetoed a bill that would have abolished the state's Handgun Permit Review Board.
Imported Oysters Linked To Illnesses In 5 StatesOysters from an estuary in Mexico have been linked to a spate of illnesses in the United States, public health authorities announced Friday.
Maryland Lawmakers Approve Oyster Restoration BillThe bill prohibits catching oysters in the five sanctuaries. They are Harris Creek, the Little Choptank River, the Tred Avon River, the St. Mary's River and the Manokin River.
Maryland Oyster Population Drops To 300 Million, Assessment SaysIn 1998, it was estimated there were 600 million oysters in Maryland waters. Now, a new population assessment finds that number has dropped nearly half. 
Model: Chesapeake Bay Oyster Population Half Of 1999 CountA professor who devised a new model that can estimate the number of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay says the body of water's market-sized oyster population is around half the amount found in 1999.
Oystermen Fear Rain Is Hurting Maryland HarvestRepresentatives of Maryland's oyster industry say they fear that heavier rains could hurt this year's harvest.
Groups Announce New Goal Of Adding 10 Billion Oysters To Chesapeake BayA partnership between dozens of groups has set a new goal of adding 10 billion new oysters to the Chesapeake Bay by 2025.
Low Tides, Frigid Temps Could Hurt Maryland OystersFrigid temperatures combined with unusually low tides caused by Thursday's coastal storm could pose a problem for Maryland oyster farmers.
Recycled Oysters Shells Bringing New Life To Maryland WaterwaysThe struggle to bring oysters back to the Chesapeake Bay has encountered a new challenge.
Middle School Students Help Restore Maryland's Oyster PopulationStrengthening Maryland's oyster reef with a statewide effort to help our local economy and clean our waterways.