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Ben Davis

Ben Davis

CLF-Lerner Fellow

Center for a Livable Future

Oyster Aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay: Is Maryland Ready?

An oyster farm in France

Although it’s relatively small for the moment, the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay is about to experience a huge increase in oyster aquaculture. I had the opportunity to attend the University of Maryland’s Shellfish Aquaculture Conference this month. The conference had more than 150 attendees consisting of a few researchers and government officials, but more importantly a large majority were current owners of aquaculture leases or interested lessors. The conference included talks from current successful aquaculture operators and organizers as well as information about how to start an oyster aquaculture Read More >