and the title that this article was given by the Chesapeake Bay news list was even more upbeat:
How the Chesapeake Bay got its oysters back
But if you can get past the hyper-optimism of the titles, the article on oyster restoration efforts in Chesapeake Bay is fair, by Chesapeake Bay Program standards, and worth reading:
...In 2010, Maryland passed the Oyster Restoration and Aquaculture Development Plan, which cordoned off 24 percent of the Chesapeake Bay's viable oyster habitat for restoration...In my humble opinion, it should be 100%. Stop oyster fishing entirely for at least 5 years, before re-evaluating the effectiveness of the recovery.