Op-Ed From the Baltimore Sun, February 7, 2010:
Oysters vs. oystermen?: Maryland should try harder to preserve both a healthy bay and a way of life
by Christopher White
A watershed moment in Maryland history unfolded last month when Chesapeake Bay watermen marched on Annapolis to protest Gov. Martin O'Malley's Oyster Restoration and Aquaculture Development Plan. At stake was whether the bay's shellfish beds will continue to be in the public domain - a public fishery - or whether they will be reassigned, in whole or in part, as private leases available for aquaculture.
Unfortunately, this issue is typically...