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Oyster Restoration Work Resumes

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BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that it will proceed with its planned oyster restoration work in the Tred Avon River in Talbot County.

The DNR's secretary Mark Belton made the announcement today, giving the green light to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to resume the project. In 2010, the DNR overhauled its regulations for the management of oyster resources on the Chesapeake Bay in order to advance the aquatic species restoration. The regulations expanded the number of oyster sanctuaries, creating more opportunities for oyster aquaculture. A part of the DNR's oyster restoration project is to improve the effectiveness of the sanctuaries and oyster aquaculture, in addition to maintaining public fishery areas.

"We're excited about continuing work to reach our Chesapeake Bay Agreement goal of restoring 5 tributaries in Maryland's portion of Chesapeake Bay by 2025," said Baltimore District Commander Col. Ed Chamberlayne.

The DNR's announcement comes in celebration of National Oyster Day.

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