Oysters and Restoration: Potential for a Future Chesapeake

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Ogburn, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Event Details


Oysters and the reefs they create are iconic natural features of Chesapeake Bay. Today, watermen, scientists, managers, conservation groups and a wide range of other stakeholders are coming together to reinvigorate the shellfish. They’re undertaking large-scale efforts to restore oyster reefs, rebuild fisheries and expand oyster aquaculture. In this talk, SERC ecologist Matt Ogburn will give an update on the state of Chesapeake oysters and share insights from SERC’s ongoing oyster research.

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