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Maryland Oyster Season Gets Slow Start

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.-  In Maryland, the oyster season had a soggy start on October first, but watermen are finally getting to look at what the season holds.

We are now in the oyster tonging season.  The dredging season begins next month.  Right now, most watermen are still working in the crabbing season, which ends at the end of this month.  Those who have been out on the water tonging say that the season is not looking good though.

"We haven't specifically bought any oysters yet, but the reports are that there are a lot of dead oysters, and not a lot of the oysters didn't grow so it isn't looking good overall," said Josh Parker at TL Morris Seafood.

Once watermen start dredging, there is a chance the season could turn around with the use of more efficient tools.

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