The Chesapeake Bay sustains populations of wild oysters as well as a number of oyster aquaculture operations.

Wild caught Chesapeake Bay oysters are available seasonally. Many farm raised oysters are available year round.

Oysters are in the shell or freshly shucked. eaten raw, steamed, single fried, or in dishes such as oyster stuffing or oyster stew.

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