Friday, September 18, 2015

Largest Bay Oyster Restoration Over

Four Year Oyster Restoration at Harris Creek Finished
The oyster restoration project has been wrapped up at Harris Creek.

Over the last four years the area has been declared a sanctuary keeping watermen from harvesting oysters there.

But WBOC reports that yesterday the last of the oysters were thrown overboard to settle on the bottom of the river.

Peyton Robertson, director the Chesapeake Bay office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the station that around 2 billion oysters have been plants over the 350 acres.

Rocks have been used to create a reef like structure for the oysters to cling to.
Woohoo! 350 acres! The Bay is only 2,867 million acres. . . Even if only 1% of the Bay is suitable oyster habitat, that's a tiny contribution.

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