The Ferry Cove Oyster Hatchery Is One Of Maryland’s Only Private Oyster Hatcheries Focused On Producing Oyster Larvae And Seed To Support Maryland’s Iconic Oyster Industry. Construction Of The Facility Has Begun And We Expect To Be Operational In 2021.
Over the last decade, there has been a resurgence in the demand for shellfish and as a result, the commercial fishing and aquaculture industry is rapidly expanding its oyster production capacity. A limiting factor for this eco-friendly industry is the availability of oyster larvae and seed. From hatchery technicians to watermen, oyster aquaculture is providing income opportunities for many of the State’s rural and working waterfront communities that border the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Oysters are also good for the environment. In addition to filtering excess nutrients from the Bay, oysters provide valuable habitat for marine life that supports the Bay’s other key species.
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