Box 16: North & Ware Rivers

Location: North and Ware Rivers
History of location: Tributaries of Mobjack Bay on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. History of significant spat settlement and market oyster production prior to MSX.
Current status: Low population levels on Baylor and private ground subject to consistent disease (MSX and Dermo) mortality. Cultch condition on Baylor Grounds is poor. Occasional data collection. Data held by VMRC.
Recent restoration activity (reefs and other) to date: Two reefs constructed in 1999 and 2000. Occasional shell planting activity. 
Restoration potential: Limited because of disease risk.
Related projects: None at present.
North & Ware Rivers