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Jim Reihl watches on his deadrise workboat, the Mary Ann, as patent tongs come up from the bottom of Peach Orchard oyster bar near Rock Hall, Md. last year. Reihl has been a waterman in the area for more than three decades. (Capital News Service / Photo by Marc Castelli.)
Jim Reihl watches on his deadrise workboat, the Mary Ann, as patent tongs come up from the bottom of Peach Orchard oyster bar near Rock Hall, Md. last year. Reihl has been a waterman in the area for more than three decades. (Capital News Service / Photo by Marc Castelli.)

Financial effects of Md.’s oyster recovery efforts questioned

ANNAPOLIS—Jim Reihl followed a routine over his first 30 years as an oysterman: Get to work before sunrise, harvest until he meets his quota or fatigue sets in, and head back to the docks by 3 p.m. But his routine has changed since 2010, when the state began beefing up its development of watermen-restricted oyster sanctuaries ...

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