Working closely with our partners to rehabilitate degraded habitat, improved bar quality and to plant disease-free hatchery oysters
Helping individuals or business persons apply for leases
Provide resources to watermen about the public oyster fishery
Monitoring and Assessment
Collecting data to guide decisions regarding protection, restoration and commercial harvest of oysters in Maryland.
Initiated in 2008, the citizen outreach program know as Marylanders Grow Oysters is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the Oyster Recovery Partnership, the University of Maryland and local organizations.
NRP Blotter | (12/23/2013)
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged watermen with oystering and fishing violations in Calvert and St.Mary's counties. Calvert County - A joint enforcement operation by NRP and the U.S. Coast Guard in the Patuxent River resulted Thursday in t...
Governor O’Malley Announces Innovative Oyster Restoration Partnership with CSX | (12/13/2013)
Fossilized oyster shell from Florida to become home to Maryland oysters Governor Martin O'Malley was joined by more than 100 partners and stakeholders at the Port of Baltimore this morning for a first-hand look at approximately 2,750 tons of fossilized oyster...
NRP Radar Network Continues to Thwart Oyster Poachers | (11/26/2013)
Using its newest enforcement tool, Maryland Natural Resources Police detected two watermen encroaching on an oyster sanctuary in Tangier Sound and arrested them Monday for poaching. William Cloyde Catlin, 64, of Upper Fairmount, and Irving Lee Catlin, 55, o...
NOAA Fisheries announces funding for habitat restoration | (11/04/2013)
NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) has announced more than $6 million in funding for habitat restoration projects in Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia to restore more than 11,000 acres of habitat, and open more than 200 stream...
NRP Boosts Enforcement as Oystering Kicks into High Gear | (10/31/2013)
New radar network provides 24-hour coverage With the most active part of Maryland's six-month oyster season opening tomorrow, Natural Resources Police (NRP) is employing a three-pronged approach to catch poachers with stepped-up patrols on water and in the ai...
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