During the past few months Virginia, federal officials and the seafood industry have struggled with how to proceed with state oyster restoration. In some cases the issue has pitted scientists against one another. Today state fisheries managers from around the Chesapeake Bay and the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Bay Office continue a two-day meeting in the Northern Neck. On their agenda are the next steps for a bay-wide oyster restoration strategy and how to measure its success. WCVE’s Northern Neck Correspondent Pamela D’Angelo reports.
Photo 1: Captain Daniel West shovels the morning's wild caught oysters from his deadrise last fall.
Photo 2: Captain Mike Deal brought in a rare 9-inch oysterfrom the Rappahannock River last fall.It was given to VIMS.