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Oyster Innovation on Living Shoreline

A Virginia project doubles as a testing ground for the latest innovations in oyster restoration technology

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Oyster Advocates Fight for Better Aquaculture Lease Process

Legislative efforts are underway to reduce approval time for oyster aquaculture lease applications and provide incentives to aquaculture businesses that improve Maryland's environment and economy

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Fisheries Win in Virginia's Legislative Session

Despite a short session, Virginia made important strides in controlling blue catfish and protecting oysters, blue crabs, and menhaden

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Virginia Backs Oyster Shell Recycling with New Fund

Virginia passes a new bill that establishes a new fund to keep oyster shells out of the trash by providing grants to businesses and people that recycle shells, as well as organizations that maintain shell recycling bins.

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Breaking through Concrete Ceilings

Dr. Mamie Parker has spent her life making history as a Black, female conservationist, paving the way for young Black women who want to pursue a career in the environmental world.

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Oysters on the Rise

COA is nearly halfway to its ambitious goal of adding 10 billion new oysters to the Bay by 2025. Many other allies also contribute vast numbers of oysters toward the progress of the 10 billion oysters goal--including state and federal agencies and non-profits supporting large-scale restoration.

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A Fight for History in Hobson

Waterwoman and activist Mary Hill is fighting to restore her community's rights and way of life in Hobson, Virginia.

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Enjoying Oysters this Holiday Season?

5 tips from Capt. Karl to make sure your holiday oysters are fresh, delicious, and helping Bay oyster restoration efforts.

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A Bay without Borders

Imani Black founded Minorities in Aquaculture, giving women a community of empowerment, resources for career development, and a chance to build connections with the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Untold Story of One of The Most Successful Oystermen in Hampton

John Mallory Phillips--a successful waterman and businessman in the Hampton, Virginia, area at the turn of the last century--made leaps in the Black community at a time that lacked support or recognition for people of color.

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A Shellebration on Water

Hampton-based eco-tourism company Shored Up LLC celebrates the Bay's favorite bivalve.

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Save the Bay News: All About Oysters

Learn about the Importance of Oysters and how we can restore and protect them

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Four Faces of the Oyster Industry

From oyster farmers to oyster shuckers, we asked four different key figures in the oyster industry about their journeys toward saving the Chesapeake Bay oyster

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A Day in the Life of an Oyster Farmer

We joined Maryland-based Hollywood Oyster Company for a glimpse of what life is like on an oyster farm

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How Does an Oyster Hatchery work?

Virginia-based oyster hatchery, Oyster Seed Holdings, invites the public to a behind-the-scenes hatchery experience

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