Perdue Farms associates aid in Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration
Perdue Farms associates joined Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) representatives to build oyster cages to support the Marylanders Grow Oysters program to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The partnership also aligns with the company’s Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors initiative to improve quality of life and build strong communities. Perdue associates and family members [&[...]
Maryland’s plan for oyster restoration on lower Eastern Shore challenged in court
A judge temporarily blocked an oyster restoration project in Somerset County after local leaders filed a motion to halt the construction of artificial reefs.
CMA CGM partners with Chesapeake Bay Foundation to introduce 5.5M oysters
Shipping and logistics company the CMA CGM Group is partnering with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to join the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance.
Chesapeake Bay oysters get more attention at pivotal time
Robert T. Brown pulled an oyster shell from a pile freshly harvested by a dredger from the Chesapeake Bay and talked enthusiastically about the larvae attached — a sign of a future generation critical to the health of the nation's largest estuary.
A shell of a good cause
The Young Lawyers Section of the Maryland State Bar Association will have its annual charity event April 20, and this year's beneficiary has a special connection to the group.
On Eastern Shore, can solar, aquaculture supplant Big Chicken?
Last in an occasional series on rural Maryland CAMBRIDGE — Kevin McClarren has been growing oysters in nets on the Chesapeake Bay for 20 years. “We were told it would never work,” said McClarren, who manages four acres of floating oyster grounds for the Choptank Oyster Co. near Cambridge in Dorchester County. “Now we’re ground […]
Plantings to expand man-made reef west of Tilghman Island
ANNAPOLIS — Reef balls are being planted on the Tilghman Reef this week. The Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and the group’s northern Virginia chapter is scheduled to plant 140 reef balls west of Tilghman Island in Talbot County on Wednesday. The association says the reef balls will triple the size of the existing reef, making […]
Maryland awarded $800K to restore oysters in Chesapeake Bay
WASHINGTON — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $800,000 to Maryland to help restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced the award in a news release Tuesday. The award to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will go to producing and planting 1.5 billion hatchery seeds in […]
Chesapeake Bay advocates say oysters need more time
On the eve of the expected release of a report on the state’s five-year-old oyster management program, Chesapeake Bay advocates are calling for the state to delay possible decisions that could open up sanctuary reefs to harvesting. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released its statement in advance of the expected Friday release of a report reviewing […]
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 […]
Oyster project’s goal – 5 million in 5 years
Five million oysters in the Patapsco River by 2020. That’s the goal to be announced Thursday by The Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership, a collaboration between the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s Healthy Harbor Initiative and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. “Oysters once thrived in the tidal portions of the Patapsco River,” said Adam Lindquist, director of the […]
Harbor oyster program expands
The Waterfront Partnership and Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Wednesday announced an expanded oyster program for Baltimore’s harbor. The program, which now will be called The Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership after launching last year as the Healthy Harbor Oyster Partnership, plans to grow 165,000 baby oysters in the harbor. That’s more than triple the approximately 50,000 […]