Virginia Oyster Population Booming, Harvest Extended

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia’s oyster population is booming and local experts say oysters are the healthiest they’ve been in decades.

Oysters are typically harvested between October and March, but with such a healthy stock this year, that harvest is being extended into April for the first time in decades.

“Oysters have been doing well in the Commonwealth,” said Chris Moore, a senior scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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