Just in case you were wondering Maryland's Oyster Center has produced (x) so far in 2013.
-Set 10 tanks (sets) of Spat On Shell yielding 10,880,066 baby 'spat' oysters
-Set 5 tanks (sets) of Spat On Reef Ball, that's 182 reef balls / oyster + critter condominiums out in the bay
-Recycled 268.4 bushels of shell (Save Oyster Shell)
-Turned one of our four tanks over local watermen in the area switching to aquaculture for the remainder of the season. A great outreach program connecting watermen and CBF with the common goal of clean water and a HEALTHY Chesapeake Bay!
Things are looking great so far this season. Keep your fingers crossed that the oyster larvae being produced at UMD's Horn Point Laboratory remain healthy and strong so we can have another banner year.
- Meghan Hoffman