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.
Governor Martin O'Malley Announces Maryland Native Oyster Survival Rate Highest Since 1985 | (2/13/2012)
Governor proposes $8 million capital investment for oyster restoration Oyster disease levels lowest on record Governor Martin O'Malley today announced another landmark in the State's ongoing efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay's native oyster populati...
DNR, ORP And Midatlantic Restaurants Partner To Help Rebuild Oyster Population | (1/23/2012)
"From the Bay, For the Bay" Dine-Out raises more than $20,000 Annapolis, Md. (January 23, 2012)Governor Martin O'Malley today announced the results of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 2011 From the Bay, For the Bay Dine Out. Through a colla...
Area of Tred Avon River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting | (11/14/2011)
Bacteria Levels Decrease; Portion of River, Other Talbot County Waterways, Open to Harvesting at Any Time Starting TodayBALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reclassifying an area of the Tred Avon River and parts of other nearby waterw...
DNR Releases Preliminary Oyster Mortality Rates For The Upper Bay | (11/10/2011)
Fall Survey finds concentrated pockets of high oyster mortality In preliminary findings from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) annual Fall Oyster Survey biologists have found concentrated pockets of dead oysters in some areas of the upper Bay...
Area of St. Mary's River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting | (10/18/2011)
Bacteria Levels Decrease; Portion of River, Other St. Mary's County Waterways, Open to Harvesting at Any Time Starting Today The Maryland Department of the Environment is reclassifying an area of the St. Mary’s River and parts of other nearby waterways to al...
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