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Chesapeake Bay oysters get more attention at pivotal time

In a Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 photo, Robert T. Brown, right, president of the Maryland Waterman's Association, dredges for oysters with Matt Bernd on the Chesapeake Bay near Ridge, Md. A study estimated market-sized oysters dropped from 600 million in 1999 to about 300 million in the Maryland portion of the bay in 2018. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

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.

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A shell of a good cause

More than 1,000 baby oysters, or spat, are in each of these bags used in 2011 to create a sanctuary oyster reef in Virginia waters. (U.S. Army photo/ Pamela Spaugy)

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.

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Maryland awarded $800K to restore oysters in Chesapeake Bay

More than 1,000 baby oysters, or spat, are in each of these bags used in 2011 to create a sanctuary oyster reef in Virginia waters. (U.S. Army photo/ Pamela Spaugy)

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Oyster population rises in Maryland

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The Department of Natural Resources’ annual survey of the Chesapeake Bay’s native oyster population produced some good news: The 2013 Fall Oyster Survey indicates the oyster population of the bay has more than doubled since 2010, reaching its highest point since monitoring began in 1985.

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