Program buys local oysters in Chesapeake Bay restoration effort

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Maryland oyster growers found themselves in a situation unable to sell to restaurants that were shut down. While restaurants are back open, sales aren't back up to speed; however, a new program is helping with that and more. Thousands of pounds of oysters recently got unloaded at Choptank Oyster Co. on Kent Island. The locally grown oysters will be planted in the Chesapeake Bay as part of a restoration project.

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