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Posts Tagged ‘oysters’

Bringing Back Maryland’s Oysters, April 28th, 2014

Our native oyster is critical to the Bay’s ecology and the State’s economy.  Sadly, this essential filter feeder and seafood industry superstar has languished at 1 percent of its historic population for decades, decimated by overfishing, habitat degradation and disease. But today there is new hope for the beleaguered mollusk.  In 2010 under Governor Martin  Read the Rest…

Natural Resources Police: Protecting and Preserving the Waters we Love, January 17th, 2014

At the heart of our State’s history and economy is the Chesapeake Bay.  For the last seven years we have made the better choices to restore the health of this natural jewel—the largest estuary in the world. We have improved the health of the rivers and streams that run into the Bay, planted a record  Read the Rest…

CSX Oyster Shell Partnership, December 13th, 2013

Baltimore, MD As prepared for delivery Thank you very much, Joe. And thank you all very much for being here on this balmy day. It’s wonderful to be joined by so many who are really committed to seeing the health of our Chesapeake Bay restored. Bob Perciasepe , David O’Neil, thank you for being here. Michael Ward, thank  Read the Rest…

Schoolshed and Day to Serve Announcement, September 26th, 2013

Indian Head, MD This is very cool. It’s great to get outside, isn’t it? I want to thank Ms. Wright for bringing you all out here. I want to talk to you today about the potential each of us has to be great, and I want to talk to you about our connection to all  Read the Rest…

What is your favorite way to eat an oyster?, August 15th, 2012

Leonardtown is hosting the 33rd National Oyster Cook-off and we need your recipes! Learn more here.

Governor Martin O’Malley Announces Oyster Reproduction, Survival Rates at Highest Levels Since 1997, February 8th, 2011

Trends indicate population may be developing resistance to disease; More Marylanders looking to start up or expand aquaculture businesses ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 8, 2011)–Governor Martin O’Malley today announced a multitude of good news for the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s green economy and Crassostrea virginica, the Bay’s native oyster: According to the State’s recently completed fall oyster  Read the Rest…

Announcement of “Grow Oysters” Project, September 23rd, 2008

It’s great to be here in Easton.  There is nothing better than a beautiful morning on the Eastern Shore, where the eagle and osprey fly near the face of God. Can we have a round of applause for our gracious hosts, Hope and Anthony Harrington?  Hope and Anthony are the very first of what we  Read the Rest…