Updated: May 7, 2021
By Donald Webster , and Donald Meritt

There has been a precipitous decline in Mid Atlantic oyster production, with various groups attempting to identify causes and assign blame. However, it is instructive to veer away from traditional arguments to compare oysters with traditional agricultural crops for a different view of the problem and to create a vision for potential solution. Comparing production of oysters with other agricultural commodities lets us examine how those have been managed over time to increase production. 

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