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.
Perdue Farms Contributes $50,000 to Marylanders Grow Oysters Program | (10/30/2013)
Today, Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue presented $50,000 to the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill and Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance accepted the contribution which will hel...
The Official 2012 Fall Oyster Survey Now Available | (8/16/2013)
The 2012 Fall Oyster Survey is now available. The survey was a two-month endeavor which encompassed 262 oyster bars and 316 samples throughout the bay and its tributaries. The results indicate that oyster populations continue to improve in most parts of Maryl...
Areas of Wye River Open to Razor Clam Dredging | (5/22/2013)
DNR has announced that three areas of the Wye River in Queen Anne's and Talbot County will be open for the dredging of razor clams on a rotational basis with special restrictions. A special permit is required and only authorized clammers who have declared thei...
Marylanders Invited to Join Oyster Growing Program | (4/18/2013)
Application Deadline May 15 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for communities to help raise baby oysters for the 2013 season through the Marylanders Grow Oysters program. Now in its sixth year, the program has become a huge succe...
Governor O’Malley Announces Improving Oyster Population and Reproduction | (4/10/2013)
Survival Rate Highest Since 1985Governor Martin O'Malley today announced good news regarding the State's ongoing efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay's native oyster population. Results of Maryland's 2012 Fall Oyster Survey show that oyster population and rep...
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