Chris Judy, director of the Maryland Grow Oysters Program, holds an oyster shell to show the spat growing on it at Easton Point Marina on Thursday, Oct. 4.
A truck brings cages and oyster shells with spat on them to Easton Point Marina on Thursday, Oct. 4 so volunteers from Oysters for the Bay and Purdue Farms can fill the cages with the shell. The cages were then brought to participants’ docks for further growth.
Pictured above are oyster shells before they are taken out of bags and put into cages. The cages are then brought to docks on tributaries of the Bay for further growth as part of Oysters for the Bay.
Volunteers from Purdue Farms and Oysters for the Bay line up to take cages off the truck. The cages will then be filled with oyster spat and tied to docks in local tributaries so the oysters can grow further.
Volunteers work to fill cages with oysters at Easton Point Marina on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Volunteers work to fill cages with oyster shells at Easton Point Marina on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2013. The cages are then taken to local docks in tributaries so the oyster spat can grow further.
Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:19 pm
Updated: 11:29 pm, Thu Oct 3, 2013.
EASTON — In the three growing seasons that Oysters for the Bay has been running, the program has grown from fostering oyster growth under 16 docks to 84.
The program is monitored by the Maryland Grow Oysters Program, which is, in turn, part of a year-round effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:19 pm.
Updated: 11:29 pm.