Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Chesapeake oysters. (Photo Credit: Tony Weeg)

Millions of baby oysters will aid restock Chesapeake banks

Click on the flag for more information about United States UNITED STATES
Thursday, July 18, 2013, 04:00 (GMT + 9)

In an attempt to change the drastic fall of the former numerous oyster stock in Chesapeake, fossilized oyster shells have started to be dug up from beneath a river as part of the largest oyster replenishment initiative in state history. Federal and state agencies are hoping to naturally encourage oyster breeding by providing the larvaes with suitable places to attach themselves so that they can grow into adults.

The project, which will cost about USD 30 million, will target water quality improvement and shore stabilization in the 3,200-square-mile.

“By the time this year’s replenishment initiative concludes at the end of July, an anticipated 1 million bushels of empty oyster shells will have been deployed on public oyster grounds,” remarked Natural Resources Secretary of Virginia, Doug Domenech. “That’s roughly 1 billion individual empty oyster shells, enough to fill approximately 4,000 dump trucks,” he added according to Delmarva Now.

Watermen and scientists are also working on an artificially bred triploid oyster which is more resistant to disease and grows faster. These oysters are sterile, which means all of their ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is used to grow and not to reproduce. As a result, they reach the market with double the size of other species.

"It stays fat all the time," notes Tucker Brown, one of several oystermen participating on the project.

It’s a long term shot as it will be years before results can be observed.

Overfishing, pollution, disease and silting have caused havoc in the oyster population of Chesapeake Bay. And the shortage of oyster shells is the main obstacle that prevents oyster reproduction.

It is hoped that other places could follow this example, if this project succeeds.

By Gabriela Raffaele
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Russian Federation
Jul 30, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Russia, Latvia to Discuss Safety of Fish Product Imports in August
India
Jul 30, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Juvenile fishing posing a threat
Australia
Jul 30, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - The Territory government is going to be spending AUD 200,000 on a program to protect threatened fish species
Australia
Jul 30, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fish and chip shops still not forced to tell consumers if their fish are local or imported
Canada
Jul 30, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Biologists hope chinook salmon's rebound will continue
Thailand
Jul 30, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Skipjack and yellowfin tuna by Global Frozen Food Co., Ltd obtain Friend of the Sea certification
Viet Nam
Jul 30, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Vietnamese shrimp companies to benefit from trade deal with South Korea
United Kingdom
Jul 30, 21:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Action needed on export delays
Peru
Jul 30, 21:40 (GMT + 9):
Three aquaculture concessions declared null in Lake Titicaca
United Kingdom
Jul 30, 21:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Young’s Seafood Limited – ‘One Young’s’ Leadership Changes
Ghana
Jul 30, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fish farming in limbo; funding delays projects
United States
Jul 30, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - After 117 Years, Vincent’s Seafood Will Close
United States
Jul 30, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Cold Smoked Salmon Recalled for Listeria in CA
China
Jul 30, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Chinese market opens for 19 more Latvian fish canneries
United Kingdom
Jul 30, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Sainsbury's becomes UK's second-biggest supermarket



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Rainbow trout is vanishing from British tables
United Kingdom The rainbow trout, which is one of Britain’s two commonly sold freshwater fish, could disappear from British tables within 17 years.
USD 88,000 granted to respond to harmful algal bloom outbreak
United States NOAA is committing USD 88,000 in grant and event response funding for Washington state to monitor and analyze an unusually large bloom of toxic algae off its coast.
Over one third of reduction fishery catch ‘has significant problems’
Worldwide The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership has released its annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries.
Galician cephalopod vessels struggle to return to Mauritanian waters
Spain The National Association of Cephalopod Sector intends that the Galician cephalopod vessels can once more fish in the Mauritanian fishing ground, after three years of being excluded under the fisheries agreement signed between the EU and Mauritania.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2015 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER