Midday on the Bay for Sept.
Today's Midday on the Bay, our monthly collaboration with Dan Rodricks' show, featured a discussion on oyster aquaculture. Reporter Rona and Photographer Dave spent many of the 100-degree days this summer combing the Northern Neck and the Eastern Shore for fledging aquaculture businesses.
The result is a three part series - the Bay Journal's first! - on oyster aquaculture. Part one should be out Friday, flood-permitting. It takes on the history of the two Chesapeake Bay states regarding oysters. Virginia has been doing aquaculture for more than a century, while Maryland relied on what nature - and to a large extent, the state - could provide.
Part One is the longest story i've ever written, but don't let that stop you! For one thing, I was a Metro reporter for a long time, and we generally didn't get to write too long. For another, it's difficult to tell the story of 100 years of history in 140 characters or less. And lastly, there are beautiful images by Dave Harp to break up the text, and they tell the story better than I could.
Take a look and let us know what you think. Parts 2 and 3 will run in November and December, respectively. I'll post a link here when the story is up. And remember, it's an R month so if the story stokes your cravings, there are plenty of places happy to fulfill your bivalve needs.
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