Virginia is marking its largest oyster harvest in more than 25 years.
The Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population has more than doubled since 2010, and has reached its highest point since monitoring began in 1985, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
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Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources says the state’s oyster population and reproduction rates are up again.
Maryland lawmakers have passed a “No Shell Left Behind” oyster recycling bill.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from New York’s Oyster Bay Harbor because they have been linked to cases of foodborne illness in several states, including Maryland.
Oysters, crabs, striped bass and other seafood favorites are the topic of discussion for fisheries managers meeting in Annapolis.
Natural Resources Police say an officer aboard a state police helicopter spotted eight commercial boats power dredging in Tangier Sound.