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.