Maryland and Virginia Oyster Restoration Interagency Teams
VA Oyster Workgroup Meeting - JulyWednesday, July 12, 2023 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
MD Oyster Workgroup Meeting - JulyMonday, July 17, 2023 from 9:30am - 12:30pm
Scope and Purpose
The Maryland and Virginia Oyster Restoration Interagency Teams are responsible for identifying tributaries for large-scale oyster restoration and developing Oyster Restoration Tributary Plans for each waterway, in consultation with partners and scientists. Workgroup members include representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore and Norfolk districts, the Oyster Recovery Partnership, state agencies (including the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission), local organizations and consulting scientists. These teams are focused on planning restoration and monitoring in the tributaries that have been selected so far for tributary restoration: Harris Creek, Tred Avon, Little Choptank, and St. Marys River in Maryland; Lafayette, Lynnhaven, Piankantank, Great Wicomico, and Lower York River in Virginia.
2022 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration UpdatePublished in Report
This document includes details on large-scale oyster restoration, including acres of reef constructed and number of spat-on-shell planted, in Maryland and Virginia tributaries for calendar year 2022.View details
2021 Maryland Oyster Monitoring Report
This report describes the results of monitoring done from October through December 2021 on three- and six-year-old restored oyster reefs in Harris Creek, the Little Choptank River, and the Tred Avon River.
2021 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Update
This document includes details on large-scale oyster restoration, including acres of reef constructed and number of spat-on-shell planted, in Maryland and Virginia tributaries for calendar year 2021.
Sustainable Fisheries Goal
Stephanie Westby (Chair), NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
410 Severn Avenue, Suite 107A
Annapolis, maryland 21403
Andrew Larkin (Chair), NOAA at Nauticus Project Coordinator [National Marine Fisheries Service], NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
1 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, virginia 23510
Phone: (757) 627-3823