Estimated dockside values of Maryland public fishery
commercial oyster landings (number of bushels landed multiplied by the average
price per bushel as reported on seafood dealer buy tickets)
The number of oyster surcharges purchased by commercial
licensed harvesters in Maryland. An oyster surcharge must be purchased to
commercial harvest oysters. Funds from surcharges are used to replenish public
oyster bars by planting seed and substrate.
NOTE: Some individuals may purchase an oyster surcharge but choose not to harvest in a given season.