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Maintenance 11-6-17 to 11-12-17

“They’re beginning to look a lot like oysters!” My “spat” really began to take on the shape of an oyster shell this past week. Once again, due to falling water temperatures, there was very little fouling or growth on my cages. Here’s what you should do for maintenance...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance Letter 10-23-17 to 10-29-17

On Sunday when I checked my oysters, there was a fair amount of growth or “fouling” on my cages. There was also a fairly significant amount of silt and sediment on the oysters themselves. Here’s what you should do for maintenance this week: Actively dunk your cages up...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance Letter 10-16-17 to 10-22-17

On Sunday when I checked my oysters, there was a fair amount of growth or “fouling” on my cages. In addition to my observations, Julie observed an abundance of Tunicates, while out checking on cages this past week. These Tunicates are known locally by the watermen as...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 10-9-17 to 10-15-17

Thank you very much for your participation in the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program (MGO) for the 2017-2018 growing season. We will be sending you regular letters regarding the maintenance of your cages. Initially, we will be sending you weekly letters. As the cold...

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Oyster Deliveries 2017

  Oyster Deliveries this year were the largest we have ever performed. Last year we had 322 oyster growers and this year we grew to include 386 growers. Those growers signed up to raise 1,022 cages of oyster spat. Our Program Coordinator, Kelsey Spiker, stepped...

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6th Annual Oyster Social June 2017

The 6th Annual Oyster Social was held on June 15th at the business location of founding sponsor, Scott Eglseder. It was a beautiful summer evening where a meal and cocktails were served to guests who were invited to come, socialize and celebrate the success of their...

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2017 Oyster Pick Up & Osprey Collision!

The 2017 Oyster Pick Up took place on June 2, 2017. We were assisted by 55 wonderful volunteers, who met at the offices of our founding sponsor, Eglseder Wealth Management Group, Inc. at 8 a.m. At this staging ground, volunteers received their driving routes, buckets...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 5-8-17 to 5-14-17

Less than THREE weeks until the Oyster Pick-up! There was a good deal of fouling growth on my cages this past week. Here is what I did: Actively dunk each cage up and down in the water to remove accumulated silt and sediment. Leave the cages on the dock for about 90...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 4-24-17 to 4-30-17

Oh what a difference a week makes! When I did my cage maintenance on Sunday, I was amazed at how much fouling had occurred since last week. In just a week, the rate of fouling had nearly doubled! Here’s what I did and recommend that you do this week: Actively dunk...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 4-10-17 to 4-23-17

Water temperatures are rising….. …..and with that has arrived the increased growth of fouling organisms on the cages. In the past two weeks, there was more accumulated growth on my cages than the prior three weeks combined! There was also quite a bit of silt and...

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