Working closely with our partners to rehabilitate degraded habitat, improved bar quality and to plant disease-free hatchery oysters
Helping individuals or business persons apply for leases
Provide resources to watermen about the public oyster fishery
Monitoring and Assessment
Collecting data to guide decisions regarding protection, restoration and commercial harvest of oysters in Maryland.
Initiated in 2008, the citizen outreach program know as Marylanders Grow Oysters is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the Oyster Recovery Partnership, the University of Maryland and local organizations.
Areas of Wye River Open to Razor Clam Dredging | (5/22/2013)
DNR has announced that three areas of the Wye River in Queen Anne's and Talbot County will be open for the dredging of razor clams on a rotational basis with special restrictions. A special permit is required and only authorized clammers who have declared thei...
Marylanders Invited to Join Oyster Growing Program | (4/18/2013)
Application Deadline May 15 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for communities to help raise baby oysters for the 2013 season through the Marylanders Grow Oysters program. Now in its sixth year, the program has become a huge succe...
Governor O’Malley Announces Improving Oyster Population and Reproduction | (4/10/2013)
Survival Rate Highest Since 1985Governor Martin O'Malley today announced good news regarding the State's ongoing efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay's native oyster population. Results of Maryland's 2012 Fall Oyster Survey show that oyster population and rep...
NRP Blotter | (3/13/2013)
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged numerous people with violations in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Dorchester, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot and Wicomico counties in February. Anne Arundel County - On February 6, Joshua Alther, 38, of Edgewate...
DNR to Hold St Mary’s River Oyster Leasing Public Meeting | (11/29/2012)
The Maryland Department of Natural Resource (DNR) will hold a public meeting to discuss adding criteria to regulated oyster aquaculture inside of the St. Mary’s River Oyster Sancturary on December 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. It is the Department’s view that a regulate...
View Old News