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Oyster Cage Maintenance 5-14-18 to 5-20-18

Only TWO 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 minutes...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 5-7-18 to 5-13-18

Only 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 4-30-18 to 5-6-18

Only four 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 minutes...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 3-25-18 to 4-1-18

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! 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 tempurares,...

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2017 Year-End Maintenance

  It’s time to put your oysters to bed for the winter! 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 accumulated over...

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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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