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Grant to Boost Oyster Reef Efforts on Va. River


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A federal grant will boost oyster reef work on Virginia's Lafayette River.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service announced more than $6 million in habitat restoration grants Tuesday for projects in Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia.

A $434,000 grant was awarded to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which plans to add 2.5 acres of oyster reef on the Lafayette River next year.

A news release says the oyster reefs will create habitat for black sea bass and other fish.

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