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Almost 3,000 tons of fossilized oyster shells have been transported from Florida to the Port of Baltimore, headed for the Chesapeake Bay, as part of the effort to revive the local oyster population.
The state has begun its largest oyster replenishment in its history, with the aim to dredge up 1 million bushels of empty oyster shells to redistribute on public oyster grounds.
An Army Corps of Engineers master plan to restore native oyster populations in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary, would establish sanctuaries in Maryland and Virginia.
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