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.
Secretary Griffin’s Response to Dr. Michael Wilberg’s Scientific Oyster Findings | (09/01/2011)
“It is the goal of Maryland to develop an abundant, self-sustaining native oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay; one that will be an ecological, economic and cultural resource for the Bay and for Maryland citizens. The scientific findings of Dr. Michael Wil...
Governor Martin O'Malley Announces Streamlined Aquaculture Permitting | (8/15/2011)
Army Corps of Engineers Expedites Approval ProcessGovernor Martin O’Malley today announced a new streamlined and centralized aquaculture permitting process for Marylanders interested in growing oysters and other shellfish in Maryland waters. Thanks to a realig...
Standardization of Bushel Containers and Oyster Tagging | (7/29/2011)
Standardization of Bushel Containers and Oyster Tagging The Department is proposing to add new regulations to bring Maryland in line with FDA requirements under the National Shellfish Sanitation Program's shellstock identification and traceabilit...
Clam Declaration | (7/29/2011)
Clam Declaration The action would require an individual to declare their intent to harvest clams. There will be no fee for this declaration. This would allow the Department to determine the licensees that should be submitting clam reports and who sho...
DNR Announces Aquaculture Opportunities in Sanctuaries | (7/22/2011)
New Leases will Help Foster Aquaculture and Develop Productive BottomThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Aquaculture Division will begin accepting limited applications for new aquaculture leases within oyster sanctuaries on August 1, 2011. The G...
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