Box 25: James River

Location: James River 
History of location: Major tributary 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 levels on Baylor and private grounds subject to consistent disease (MSX and Dermo) mortality. Cultch condition on Baylor Grounds is variable within region from poor to good. Two sentinel sites present. Regular data collection from other sites. Data are held by VIMS and VMRC.
Recent restoration activity (reefs and other) to date: One reef built in 1993. Occasional seed movement. 
Restoration potential: Limited because of consistent disease risk.
James River