The Department of Natural Resources has proposed a major relaxation of restrictions on oystering after a positive assessment of the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries was released in early June.
The oyster stock assessment update for 2021 showed healthy gains in spat, or juvenile oysters, as well as adult and market-size oysters. It also determined that only three regions of the Chesapeake Bay were fished over criteria limits last year, an improvement from 2018-2019 seasonal assessment when about 19 regions were flagged.
No, you couldn't just let the new oysters live and reproduce; you just gave them to the watermen.
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