Oyster Gardening Registration Form

Thank you for helping to grow oysters through one of the numerous oyster gardening programs in Maryland. To be an oyster gardener it is required that you register with the Department of Natural Resources.

To register, please complete the form below and check "done" when you are finished. If you have any questions you may contact Christopher Judy at chris.judy@maryland.gov or 410-260-8259.

Details regarding this registration requirement are available in a Fact Sheet on Oyster Gardening.

Please remember that the oysters you grow should not be eaten and cannot be sold. They are for ecological purposes only – to be planted in the Bay to help improve an oyster reef. There are public health risks from eating oysters grown by oyster gardeners at private piers. Please read the Health Advisory Fact Sheet​.