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 Charges Five Watermen with Oyster Poaching | (3/7/2014)
Radar system continues to protect resource The Maryland Natural Resources Police charged five Queen Anne's County watermen Wednesday with illegally taking 51 bushels of oysters from a protected area near the mouth of the Wicomico River within Tangier So...
Public Invited to Little Choptank River Oyster Restoration Open House | (2/21/2014)
Who: Residents are invited to talk with representatives from DNR, NOAA, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers What: Open House to present plans for major oyster restoration efforts in the Little Choptank River and gather public inputWhen: February 27 from 3 to ...
NRP Blotter | (1/17/2014)
The Maryland Natural Resources Police Tuesday charged four men with power dredging for oysters in the Harris Creek Sanctuary in Tilghman Island. Officers charged Bartlett Wade Murphy Jr., 39, and Benjamin Murphy, 62, both of Tilghman Island, with removing oys...
NRP Seizes Virginia Tractor-Trailer Carrying 50 Bushels of Undersized Oysters | (1/16/2014)
In one of the largest oyster cases in recent years, the Maryland Natural Resources Police Wednesday night arrested a Virginia truck driver and seized a tractor-trailer filled with oysters, many of them undersized. Rhoderick J. Newman, 66, of Tappahannock, w...
Meetings of the County Oyster Committees have been scheduled. | (1/09/2014)
Meetings of the County Oyster Committees have been scheduled. Members should plan to attend the meeting for their county at the time and place below to discuss future seed and shell repletion efforts for 2014. Calvert and St. Mary's County – Wednesday F...
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