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Oysters die off in Chesapeake Bay due to rainfall

As oyster growers prepare to harvest their maturing spat in the coming weeks, things are not looking good.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 12:48pm EDT

Tags: Chesapeake Bay,

Md. oyster survival rate at highest since 1985

Maryland's Department of Natural Resources says oysters are surviving at the highest rate since 1985.

Monday - 02/13/2012, 04:53pm EST


Correction: Oyster Diving-Violations story

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.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 06:44am EST

Tags: Dorchester County,

Princess Anne students raise oysters at state park

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.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 08:41am EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Janes Island State Park, Princess Anne Elementary

Study: Restoring the Chesapeake Bay could create 230,000 jobs

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.

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 09:52am EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, pollution, watershed, job loss, dick uliano, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Will Baker, Eric Cantor, crabs,

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