Somerset Oyster Sanctuary

The Somerset Oyster Sanctuary near Crisfield, MD was constructed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in 2003. The area is closed to shellfish harvesting. The reef is constructed of oyster shells and concrete igloos which provide habitat for tautog, croaker, trout, flounder, porgy, rockfish and sea bass. The reef area is located just east of MR buoy.

These are the coordinates for the boundaries of the sanctuary:

Point

Lat.

Long

A

38 02.433

075 54.617

B

38 02.717

075 54.267

C

38 02.500

075 54.000

D

38 02.217

075 54.350

 

This close-up map of the coordinates shows how the reef lies.

 

 

These are the coordinates the reef balls:

Name

Lat.

Long

BB12

38 02.383

075 54.423

BB13

38 02.379

075 54.377

BB14

38 02.363

075 54.410

BB15

38 02.417

075 54.415

BB16

38 02.393

075 54.451

 

 

 







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