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Oyster Cage Maintenance 4-3-17 to 4-9-17

When I checked my cages on Sunday, I was pleased to see that while my oysters had grown a bit over the past two weeks, there was only modest growth of fouling organisms on my cages. As the water continues to warm, the degree of fouling growth will accelerate rapidly,...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 3-26-17 to 4-2-17

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 temperatures began to rise. Routine maintenance of your cages will help to...

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Oyster Cage 2016 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 the last...

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Oyster Cage Maintenance 10-31-16 to 11-8-16

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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Oyster Cage Maintenance 10-24-16 to 10-30-16

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 10-17-16 to 10-23-16

On Sunday when I checked my oysters, there was a fair amount of growth or “fouling” on my cages. In addition to my observations, Kelsey 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 10-2-16 to 10-9-16

Thank you very much for your participation in the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program (MGO) for the 2016-2017 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 2016

The 2016 Oyster Deliveries were held on Thursday, September 29th. Staging took place at the Easton Point Marina on Port Street where 62 volunteers met at 8:00 a.m. to be briefed on the details for staging and for individual driving routes....

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2016 Oyster Delivery Date Final Maintenance Letter

Thursday, September 29th – Two weeks away! We are pleased to announce that we will be delivering your oysters to you on Thursday, September 29, 2016. We make the deliveries roughly between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Kelsey Spiker will be giving you a reminder call several days...

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