NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s clam and oyster industries enjoyed a record year in 2014. A new report says a record 243 million hard clams were sold last year. About 39.8 million oysters were…
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University has expanded an oyster recycling program to Charlottesville. The program operated by VCU’s Rice Rivers Center will soon start collecting discarded shells from Charlottesville restaurants. The shells, which…
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Department of the Environment says it’s temporarily allowing watermen to harvest oysters and clams in the Kent Island Narrows, a waterway that is usually closed to shellfish harvesting. The change…
LOTTSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Farm Bureau says the state’s oyster harvest rose 25 percent last year, passing the 500,000-bushel mark. Officials say more than 504,000 bushels of oysters were harvested during the 2013-2014…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia oysters, ham and other foods will be on display at a trade show in Miami in October. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says six Virginia firms will…
A survey has found Maryland\’s oyster population has more than doubled since 2010.
Shell collection delays and confusion over tax incentives have recently caused setbacks in the region\’s oyster shell recycling campaign.
Maryland\’s largest chicken producer is going from the farm to the
Bay, providing financial support for the state\’s oyster restoration efforts.
If the words \”shucking\” and \”slurping\” make your mouth water, get ready for the debut of a new oyster raised in Maryland.
Instead of booking a caterer to set up a raw bar for your next party, personal oyster shuckers could be a welcomed alternative for your guests.
A warmer, drier year has been good for oysters,
and planted, in the Eastern Shore\’s Harris
Creek, a tributary of the Choptank
River and site of the first tributary-wide
restoration effort by the Oyster
An Army Corps of Engineers master plan to
native oyster populations in the Chesapeake
nation\’s largest estuary, would establish
sanctuaries in Maryland and Virginia.
Find out who won the U.S. National Oyster Shucking
Championship in Southern Maryland. The winner
competes in Ireland next September.
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.