Oyster Shell Dredging In Man-O-War Shoal a Good Idea by Robert Newberry
PHOTO BY KATE LIVIE/ORCHARD POINT OYSTERS
February 23rd, 2022, The Talbot Spy
Now is the time for the Maryland Board of Public Works to approve funding for dredging of oyster shell deposits in the Man – O – War Shoal in the upper Chesapeake Bay.
It has been more than 25 years of delays for final approval of a cost effective and environmentally sound initiative to help restore the Bay’s natural oyster population. This dredging will not only enhance an ongoing rebound of the Bay’s oyster population. It will also increase the capacity of the oyster population to naturally and effectively reduce the impact of pollution by filtering the waters of the Bay.