The Severn River Association and the Oyster Recovery Partnership announced Thursday that 16.9 million spat-on-shell (baby oysters) have been planted in Maryland.
The groups said the planting was done at the mouth of Weems Creek.
A planting originally scheduled for last year was delayed “due to low salinity limiting spat production,” according to a release.
Staff at Horn Point Laboratory and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources helped get this week’s planting accomplished.
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