As populations of aquatic plants, shellfish, and finfish decline in the Chesapeake Bay, aquaculture plays a significant role both in food production and in ecosystem restoration. Aquaculture research, education, innovation, and restoration efforts are helping to reconstruct troubled fisheries and replenish habitats, such as oyster reefs.

Bolstering the Maryland Oyster Aquaculture Industry

Oyster aquaculture is a growing industry in Maryland, attracting people from diverse backgrounds. Learn about this industry which provides an opportunity to feed a growing population, while providing ecological benefits that can benefit all of us.

How to Shuck an Oyster

Learn how to safely shuck an oyster with Shannon Hood, associate aquaculture agent with Maryland Sea Grant Extension!