Virginia rejects bid for large Chesapeake Bay oyster farm

Posted on July 27, 2011 by Cory Nealon, Daily Press

A watermen’s cooperative suffered a setback Tuesday when state regulators denied most of its application to grow oysters in a Chesapeake Bay tributary.

The Oyster Company of Virginia, which includes a dozen watermen, received permission to set oyster cages on about 15 acres in Lloyd’s Bay (also known as Floyd’s Bay) in the Poquoson River.
 
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