Magothy River sanctuary has seven historic oyster bars within its boundaries,
Sillery Bay, Peach Hill, Welch, Persimmon, Black, Umphasis and Park. Of these,
three have received substrate material, Park, Umphasis and Persimmon. Two other
reefs, Dobbin Hill and Chest Neck were constructed and have received substrate
material. The five reefs that have received substrate are the only areas that
will support spat-on-shell restoration without the addition of substrate. Leases
for private aquaculture occur within this tributary. No oyster projects will be
conducted on these sites.
There are seven
historic oyster bars that are in the South River Sanctuary, five of which lie
completely within the boundary (Rough Point, Beard Point, Duvall, Aberdeen and
Almshouse) and two which are partially within the sanctuary (Brewer and Thunder
and Lightning). There are three reef areas within the sanctuary that were
constructed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Little Aberdeen Creek (within
Aberdeen Reef), Aberdeen Creek 2 and Edgewater Beach. The area referred to as
Glebe Bay has received seed plantings and is the area where Marylanders Grow
Oysters plant their young oysters annually.
Based on the patent tong survey conducted by MD DNR in 2014, the only historic
oyster bar that has sufficient surface shell volume to support a spat-on-shell
planting without adding substrate is Duvall.
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