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« on: January 07, 2020, 09:58:06 AM »

"Neglect fuels Chesapeake oyster collapse. Itís time to close the wild fishery."

https://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/columns/ac-ce-column--20200103-dogxbqhp25dmvdfa3n4k2id3zy-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1nePHcCVhgkWAiVmQyunsyP2vHWEsQk9p04D0f_e39xTxBcGceJGlt-rA

"Chesapeake oysters have collapsed to less than 1 percent of their historic populations. Harvests have plummeted to 136,954 bushels in Maryland. In the late 1800s, 20 million bushels were taken in the bay. In 1900, processing oysters was the third-largest employer in Baltimore City. Oysterís dockside value far exceeded any other bay fishery until the last 50 years."  Sad
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 12:55:58 PM »

I think a lot of guys now with leased bottom are having problems with poachers already who don't respect the leased area.  They will be destroyed if this happens. 

And a sanctuary without a patrol is like a bank without a safe....
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 04:56:57 PM »

Don't believe everything you read in the paper or interweb.
This is the best oyster harvest year in a decade for MD and VA. So many oysters that the buyers are only buying 2 or 3 days a week becuase supply exceeds demand. CBF and CCA will spin this data in some crazy way to fit their agenda but those are the facts.
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 07:59:22 AM »

Don't believe everything you read in the paper or interweb.
This is the best oyster harvest year in a decade for MD and VA. So many oysters that the buyers are only buying 2 or 3 days a week becuase supply exceeds demand. CBF and CCA will spin this data in some crazy way to fit their agenda but those are the facts.

What he said ^^...Maryland has cut the time that watermen can harvest and still the amount is exceeded.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 10:54:43 AM »

Gerald Winegrad s opinion.  Who is he anyway?
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