Oyster Aquaculture Partnership Offers New Funding For Chesapeake Watermen

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science has again partnered with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help support ongoing efforts to restore oyster beds on private shellfish grounds in the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.

Debate Swirls Over Possible Chesapeake Oyster Harvest Regulation

Oyster farmers and watermen have been at odds over a regulation that could make it more difficult for oyster farming operations such as Petty’s Hollywood Oyster Company to get started.

Salmon Farm Planned on Chesapeake Eastern Shore

The Chesapeake Bay is known to many for the seafood it produces: blue crabs, oysters and striped bass. In a few years, though, the bay region could become a major producer of an even more

New University of Maryland Research Could Extend Bay Crabs’ Shelf Life

August 6, 2020 Chesapeake Bay Magazine

The University of Maryland, College Park has secured nearly $ 300,000 through NOAA, from the 2020 Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Grants Program, to study a new crab meat processing technology. The goal? To help local seafood get back its market share.

Chesapeake Bay’s Blue Crab Populations are Healthy, Report Finds

July 8, 2020 DAVE RESS, DAILY PRESS

The bay’s blue crabs aren’t being over-harvested and the population isn’t depleted, which means there’s no need for significant changes in how many watermen catch, the Chesapeake Bay Program’s annual Blue Crab Advisory Report said.