Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 9th Meeting - Oysters, Crabs, and Fish, Oh My

Thursday evening, Chris Moore, Hampton Roads Scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, spoke to the group about sea life in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries like the Indian River.  He talked about the recovery of blue crabs stocks, some early signs of hope for local oysters, and the state of the key menhaden fishery. 

In our own Indian River, oysters are becoming more apparent, with clusters of squirting oysters apparent along various shorelines.   We even have a commercial harvest of blue crabs in our waters, at least some of which end up at a local favorite, Wicker's Crab Pot Seafood Restaurant.

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