Good Oyster News

Babies are up and deaths are down in the Chesapeake Bay’s beleaguered oyster population. Officials announced a two-month survey by the Department of Natural Resources found an average of nearly 80 baby oysters in every bushel of shells dredged up from 260 locations, the highest number recorded since 1997. DNR biologists also found the lowest percentage of dead oysters they have seen since 1985.