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Virginia’s Wild Oyster Season Opens to Controversy

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Virginia’s wild oysters are still recovering from disease and over-harvesting (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

Disease, pollution and a century of over-harvesting decimated the Chesapeake Bay’s wild oyster population. As Virginia’s wild oyster season gets underway, there are new harvest restrictions and concerns over the state of this key bay species. Pamela D’Angelo reports.

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