Virginia’s Oyster Shell Shortage Has A New Twist: Looking On Land


Volunteers from Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Tidewater Oyster Gardener’s Association hauling oyster shell. (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

Virginia calls itself the “Oyster Capitol of the East Coast.”

But because the oyster population remains at historic lows, there’s a struggle for oyster farmers and state sanctuaries to keep up with the shell needed to continue producing more oysters.

Now, even homeowners are kicking in, as Pamela D’Angelo explains.

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