December 21, 2020

Tag: Oyster Culture on the Bay

Oyster Culture on Chesapeake Bay

Benjamin H. Trask

Oyster Culture on Chesapeake Bay

A century ago, the Chesapeake Bay was synonymous with oysters. Specifically, the species, Crassostrea virginica, found in abundance in Virginia and Maryland waters. After the 1880s, the number of oysters showed a decline but harvests still amounted to millions of bushels.

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