Oyster survival rate high, diseases down

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Today Governor Martin O’Malley announced that investments in protecting the native oyster population are paying off, with results from the fall oyster survey showing the highest survival rates since 1985. At the same time, scientists at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory report that the two main oyster diseases, Dermo and MSX, are down to the lowest levels on record. O’Malley’s proposed 7.5 million capital investment in oyster bar restoration will target Harris Creek in Talbot County, and the Little Choptank River in Dorchester.

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