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Oyster Cage Maintenance 5-6-19 to 5-12-19 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 minutes...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 4-22-19 to 4-28-19

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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First Spring 2019 Maintenance Letter

As we mentioned in our last maintenance letter back in December, we promised to begin sending these letters out again in the Spring as the water tempuratures began to rise. This past winter saw some very low temperatures, extreme low tides and a lot of...

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2018 Year End Maintenance

It’s time to put your oysters to bed for the winter! 2018 Year-End Maintenance There are just a few things you need to do to put your oysters to bed for the winter. Give them one last good dunking up and down to wash off any accumulated silt and sediment that may have...

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Maintenance 11-12-18 to 11-18-18

When I checked my oysters on Sunday, the spat had grown a little bit since last week, but there was very little growth or “fouling” on the cages themselves, so….. Here’s what you should do for maintenance this week: Actively dunk your cages up and down in the water to...

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Maintenance 10-29-18 to 11-04-18

On Sunday when I checked my oysters, there was some growth on my cages since last week, but the rate of “fouling” growth is slowing down as the water temperature drops. There was, however, quite an accumulation of silt and sediment on the oysters since last week....

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Maintenance 10-22-18 to 10-28-18

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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Maintenance Letter 10-15-18 to 10-21-18

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 10-8-18 to 10-14-18

Thank you very much for your participation in the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program (MGO) for the 2018-2019 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 2018 RECAP

The 2018 Oyster Delivery was held on Thursday, September 27that Easton Point Marina. 65 volunteers met at 8:25 am to await the arrival of the oyster spat from Horn Point Laboratories that was being delivered by Wayne Wetzke of the Oyster Recovery Partnership. While...

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