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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Watermen Ply Chesapeake Bay With Oyster Babies That They Can Harvest Later

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It takes seeds to grow a crop and, as it turns out, it’s kind of the same for oysters.

WJZ’s Alex DeMetrick reports on the investments watermen are making now so they can harvest oysters in the future.

What nature does effortlessly when conditions are ripe, takes lots of effort by people when conditions are less than ideal.

“I think we’re probably putting out like 7 million a day,” says Wayne Wilson of the Kent County Watermen’s Association.

Not oyster shells, but baby oysters, called spat, attached to the shells.

“I think we’ve put 112 million spat on shell out here in the last four years,” Wilson says.

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