Oysters were once capable of filtering all the water in the Chesapeake Bay in two days. Now after centuries of Oyster harvesting the bay is no longer capable of cleaning itself. A new brand of oystermen is emerging to meet the needs of the bay while also satisfying customers who are hungry for Chesapeake oysters. These oystermen have replaced antiquated dredging techniques with aquaculture, or oyster farming, and have discovered a sustainable way to harvest oysters while also helping to clean up the bay.

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