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Oyster Industry sees 37 year high as watermen call for Man O’War Shoal dredging to move forward

Photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Oyster Company


WMDTnews, Feb 24th, 2022

HOOPER’S ISLAND, Md- The Maryland oystery industry is set to have one of its best years on record. With one month left in Oyster season, Delmarva Fisheries Association Chairman Capt. Robert Newberry says 400,000 bushels of oysters have already been captured this year, representing a 300% increase in yield over a three-year period. 

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