Report Recommends Halt to Oyster Harvesting

A new report recommends halting all commercial harvesting of oysters in Maryland. The study, led by researchers with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, warns the oysters are even more depleted than previously believed. The report concludes the oyster population in Maryland’s portion of the bay has fallen to just 0.3% of what it was before intensive commercial harvesting began in the late 1800s.