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   Maryland Proposes Creating Manokin River Oyster Sanctuary — But Leaves Open Chance To Harvest It One Day
by Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 3:44PM EDT

Maryland officials on Wednesday proposed establishing a new oyster sanctuary in the Eastern Shore's Manokin River, and suggested paying for it using only state money — a maneuver that could allow watermen to one day harvest from it.

Sanctuaries are permanently off-limits to harvesting if they are federally funded.

The move to create a new sanctuary advances the long-term goal of restoring the Chesapeake Bay’s depleted oyster population — and also efforts by Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration to balance ecological gains with the interests of the state’s seafood industry.

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