Save the Oysters
I saw a statistic that MD spends $100 per bushel of oysters harvested in conservation funds. Each bushel harvested brings $30 dockside. Meanwhile, the oyster population remains stuck at 1% of the historic levels. 72,218 bushels of oysters were harvested in 2005. The average was 2.5M bushels per year between 1920 and 1969.
The Maryland House is considering a new bill to change oyster preservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay. The proposal is to create new oyster sanctuaries and to encourage the creation of oyster aquaculture in the Bay. I think the bill is worth support. HB1525 for those of you interested. Send a note in support.