Box 28: Nassawadox and Occohannock Creeks

Location: Occohannock Creek 
History of location: Minor tributary of the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. History of regular spat settlement 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 and significant sedimentation on leases. Many leases are inactive. Cultch condition is poor. No regular data collection.
Recent restoration activity (reefs and other) to date: None. 
Restoration potential: Limited by consistent disease risk, sedimentation, and cultch availability. 
Related projects: None at present.
Nassawadox and Occohannock Creeks