Box 23: James and Nansemond Rivers

Location: James and Nansemond Rivers
History of location: Major tributaries of the southern Chesapeake Bay. History of regular significant spat settlement of high intensity and significant seed and market oyster production prior to MSX.
Current status: Low population levelson Baylor and private grounds subject to consistent disease (MSX and Dermo) mortality. Cultch condition on Baylor Grounds is poor. One sentinel site present. Regular data collection from other sites. Data held by VIMS and VMRC.
Recent restoration activity (reefs and other) to date: None. Occasional seed movement. 
Restoration potential: Limited because of consistent disease risk. Potential source of fossil reef shells.
James and Nansemond Rivers