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Old 05-30-2018, 08:29 PM
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cdrhoek
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Originally Posted by bayfisher92 View Post
I basically spent all my summers in the bay/on the bay from 2006-2011. Listened to many older generations tell me it was the oysters that filtered the bay, and it actually used to have visibility of 3-5 feet. After the Oysters got harvested there was nothing left to filter the water. Rockfish were blenty (Striper) and you could eat more than 1 without worry of "mercury".

Still remember the summer evenings watching thunderstorms roll into the bay from Point Lookout.
the oysters weren’t all harvested, they were killed by disease (parasites). Disease resistant strains of oysters are slowly bringing the oyster population back
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