The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold a public workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, to present findings on the status of the Delaware oyster resource.


The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife will hold a public workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, to present findings on the status of the Delaware oyster resource.

Division staff will present information from the annual October oyster bed survey and answer questions from the public about the survey results. Staff recommendations regarding annual quota, harvest season dates and approved harvesting areas for the 2009 season will be presented for public review and comment.

Time permitting, the workshop will also include review and discussion of potential projects that may begin in 2009 as part of DNREC’s oyster bed revitalization effort. Public input will be solicited to assist the staff in formalizing options for selecting future shell planting sites as part of the revitalization work.

For more information, please contact Fisheries at 739-9914.