|Location: Rappahannock River: Wares Wharf to Punchbowl Point
History of location: Large tributary on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. History of infrequent natural spat settlement and significant market oyster production. Baylor and private productivity mostly maintained by regular addition of seed oysters and shell cultch.
Current status: Low population levels on Baylor Grounds subject to consistent disease (Dermo) mortality. Cultch condition on Baylor Grounds is relatively poor. Two sentinel sites present. Regular collection of additional data. Data held by VIMS and VMRC. Private lease activity is low.
Recent restoration activity (reefs and other) to date: Occasional seed oyster and shell cultch planting. The risk to private oyster production is high because of disease risk.
Restoration potential: Limited because of consistent disease risk.