Box 22: Back River

Location: Back River 
History of location: Small tributary on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. History of regular spat settlement of modest intensity and significant market oyster production prior to MSX.
Current status: Low population levels on Baylor and private grounds subject to consistent disease (MSX and Dermo) mortality. Cultch condition on Baylor Grounds is poor. Some occasional data collection. Data held by VMRC.
Recent restoration activity (reefs and other) to date: One reef built in 2001. 
Restoration potential: Limited because of consistent disease risk.
Related projects: None at present.
Back River