tributary on the northwestern shore of the Chesapeake
Bay. Trap type estuary with history of significant
natural spat settlement and seed oyster production.
Baylor and private productivity mostly maintained
by seed production and regular addition of shell
Low population levels on Baylor Grounds subject
to consistent disease (both MSX and Dermo) mortality.
Cultch condition on Baylor Grounds is relatively
good. Three sentinel sites present. Occasional additional
data collected as needed. Data held by VIMS and
VMRC. Private lease activity is modest.
restoration activity (reefs and other) to date:
constructed in 1996 and 1998 by VMRC. Eleven reefs constructed in 2004 by COE. Occasional seed movements
(export) and numerous shell plants. The risk to private oyster
production is high because of disease.
because of consistent disease risk.