Today my neighbor Julian and I went to the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Assoc.
Peninsula Oyster Fair at Christ Church in Saluda, Va. This is an annual event in
which we were able to pick up a couple thousand Diploid oyster spat that we had
ordered for our reef project. We will grow these oysters along with the thousands
of others already in place in hopes of creating a sustainable oyster colony that
will help clean the local waters and reproduce. Oyster reefs are excellent habitat
for fish and many other bay critters, so by doing this we also create great
fishing opurtunities for ourselves and others.
The fair also had several venders that sold suplies for getting started and contin-
uing oyster gardening, either with floats, cages or reefs. If anyone is interested in
growing oysters look at this website Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association