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As oyster growers prepare to harvest their maturing spat in the coming weeks, things are not looking good.
Maryland's Department of Natural Resources says oysters are surviving at the highest rate since 1985.
In a story on Feb. 3 about watermen being charged with oyster violations, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Maryland Natural Resources Police, erroneously reported that Mason Coursey had been charged. Police now say another man gave them Coursey's name and tidal fish license, which he did not have permission to use.
Six cages full of baby oysters tethered to a dock at Janes Island State Park were pulled to the surface and then inspected by a group of fifth-graders who have been tending to them for the past two months.
Environmentalists devoted to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay say cleaning the bay not only will produce more crabs and oysters, but also create almost a quarter of a million jobs.