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Resources


Restoration and Monitoring Resources

As part of the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, Maryland and Virginia committed to the ambitious goal of restoring 5 tributaries in each state by 2025. These efforts are implemented and coordinated by a group of state and federal agencies along with non-profits, universities and watershed groups that contribute to planning, reef construction, and oyster production in support of the 10 tributary restoration goal.


More information about the tributary restoration goal:


The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, Chesapeake Progress: Oysters


2016 Maryland Oyster Restoration Update: Progress in the Choptank Complex (Harris Creek, Little Choptank River, and Tred Avon River Oyster Sanctuaries)


2016 Virginia Oyster Restoration Update: Progress in the Lafayette, Piankatank, and Lynnhaven Rivers


2016 Oyster Reef Monitoring Report: Analysis of Data from Large-Scale Sanctuary Oyster Restoration Projects in Maryland


Chesapeake Bay Program 2016-2017 Bay Barometer


Aquaculture Resources

Virginia Shellfish Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report


Oyster Recovery Partnership on the Water Quality Benefits of Oysters


Oyster Population Surveys

Maryland Department of Natural Resource's Annual Fall Survey


Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Dredge Survey


Oyster Gardening

Maryland Department of Natural Resource's Oyster Gardening Program


Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Virginia Oyster Gardening Program


Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Maryland Oyster Gardening Program


More Information

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science


Virginia Institute of Marine Science


Virginia Oyster Trail