Oysters are an important component of the living ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. They are important on both an ecological and an economical level.


The Chesapeake Bay has long been considered one of the most productive oyster growing areas in the world.


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Our strategies are always changing as we discover new and better methods to achieve successful restoration. However, not all restoration sites have the same goals or objectives. Some may be restored primarily for harvest, some for sanctuaries, and some for a combination of more than one goal. Different goals dictate changes in how a given oyster site is restored.

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Since algae is the primary food source of oysters, algal culture is essential to the success of most hatchery operations.

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