Mid Atlantic Oyster Reefs
This page provides information and links for oyster reefs in Maryland, Virginia,
and other Mid Atlantic states. Throughout much of the Mid Atlantic, oyster reefs provide important habitat.
Oyster reefs are located in the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay and coastal areas of Maryland, Virginia, and other states.
Anglers benefit by oyster reef restoration in many ways.
First and foremost is the vital role in bay water quality that stands to be attained by oyster restoration.
Secondly is the drastic improvement in habitat that oyster reefs provide.
Oyster reefs typically sustain abundant populations of baitfish, shrimp, crabs, shellfish, and other organisms which in turn attract larger fish.
Artificial Reef Information
Chesapeake Bay Oyster Reefs
The Somerset Oyster Sanctuary
The Crisfield Artificial Reef
The Blackfish Banks Artificial Reef
Maryland DNR Oyster Restoration
Maryland Reef Ball Projects
NOAA MD Sea Grant-Oysters and the Chesapeake
Oyster Gardening - for Restoration and Education
Oyster Recovery Partnership
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office-Oyster Reefs
MD Sea Grant-Restoring Oysters tn the Chesapeake Bay
A Historical Background for Oyster Landings in MD 1916-1998
magothyriver.org Oyster Restoration
Aquatic Reef Restoration
Virginia Oyster Heritage Program
Virginia Oyster Heritage Program-Reef Sites in Virginia's Coastal Zone
VIMS Restoration Programs: Oyster Reefs
VIMS Oyster Reef Habitat Restoration Overview
Virginia's Artificial Reefs
Historical Highlights of the VMRC
Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association
Assateague Coastal Trust