Town Hall: Global Pandemic Impacts on Local Oyster Industry & Fisheries

When Maryland’s governor issued stay at home orders and closed non-essential businesses, the owner of the Conowingo Dam unnecessarily elected to not run the fish ladder (as required by their federal license). This had a devastating impact on the shad and herring populations that migrate up the Susquehanna River. When restaurants closed, the oyster industry received an economic blow. In addition, the state of Maryland delayed its annual seeding of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. On Thursday, September 10th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm our panel of watermen and policy experts will discuss what these decisions will mean for our migratory fish and oyster populations and the people and industries that will rely on them for the next several years.


When: Thursday, September 10th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: Online!



Please RSVP, you will receive a webinar link a few days prior to the event.

This event will be free to attend, but donations towards clean waterways are always appreciated!

Thank you to MOM’s Organic Market​ for sponsoring this event.​