Recent Oyster researches on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland

Truitt, R.V. (1931) Recent Oyster researches on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Solomons Island, MD, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, (Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Contribution Series, 3)

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At one time Maryland produced more oysters annually than the rest of the world combined, including all species used for food. This document shows the decline in production to one sixth of the 1884 yield in 1929-1930. Observations over the course of the last decade have indicated two major factors responsible for the decline in oyster production. Reduction of brood stock stands first, while failing to provide clutch (shells) for the setting purposes has been a close second. (PDF contains 29 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Recent Oyster researches on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland
Personal Creator/Author:
Truitt, R.V.
Series Name: Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Contribution Series
Number: 3
Date: 1931
Publisher: Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Place of Publication: Solomons Island, MD
Projects: UMCES-CBL
Issuing Agency: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oyster; Chesapeake Bay; Production; Setting; Survival; Spat-fall; Clutch; shell planting seasons
Subjects: Conservation
Item ID: 2335
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2009 03:03
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:14

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