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Fall oyster survey shows good results

Results of Maryland’s 2012 Fall Oyster Survey show that oyster population and reproduction increased for the second consecutive year, and diseases, which decimated the oyster population in 2002, remained far below their long-term averages, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources ...

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Md. oyster population, reproduction up for 2nd year

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s oyster population is continuing to rebound, with more oysters surviving diseases that have plagued the shellfish in the past and hindered Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, state officials said Wednesday. Fall oyster survey results released by Department of ...

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Savor the terroir, mer-roir?, of a farmed oyster

SOLOMONS — So you’ve embraced the concept of terroir, the notion that the land influences the character of the foods and wines produced on it. But are you ready for mer-roir? A fast-growing cadre of Chesapeake Bay oyster farmers are ...

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Oysters die off in Chesapeake Bay due to rainfall

ANNAPOLIS — As oyster growers prepare to harvest their maturing spat in the coming weeks, things are not looking good. An unusually rainy fall lowered salinity levels in Pasadena creeks and rivers, apparently causing massive die-offs among young oysters planted ...

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