Eastern Oyster

Shape

Synonyms

Crassostrea virginica

Edibility

Very good

Regulations

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  • Additional Notes
    Effective at 12:01 a.m. July 4, 2020: Season: The recreational oyster season is open from October 1, 2020 through and including March 31, 2021. The season is closed on all other dates. Daily Catch Limits: The recreational catch limit is 100 oysters per person per day. Days of the Week: An individual may catch oysters for recreational purposes only on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. Catch Times: An individual may catch oysters for recreational purposes only from sunrise to noon. WHERE THESE RULES APPLY: All open oyster harvest areas. Oyster harvest areas are submerged ground where an individual is allowed to catch oysters. "Oyster harvest area" does not include an area leased for aquaculture, restricted by the Maryland Department of the Environment, or designated as a submerged aquatic vegetation protection zone, harvest reserve area, or sanctuary. WHO THIS NOTICE AFFECTS: Anyone who catches oysters for recreational purposes. These rules do not apply to individuals legally harvesting oysters from an aquaculture lease.

  • Measurements Min Size: 3 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from July 1st, 2020 to September 30th, 2020

  • Additional Notes
    Oysters size measured as greatest dimension. Bag Limit = 2 60-pound bags per harvester or per vessel whichever is less. Dixie, Wakulla, and Levy counties closed June, July, August. All other areas closed July, August, September. Aplachicola Bay: special bag limits and other harvest restrictions apply. See MyFWC-Shellfish.com for detailed information. Harvest from approved shellfish harvest areas only - you MUST go to FDACS-Aquaculture to verify allowable harvest areas.

  • Measurements Min Size: 3 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from June 1st, 2020 to August 31st, 2020

  • Additional Notes
    Oysters size measured as greatest dimension. Bag Limit = 2 60-pound bags per harvester or per vessel whichever is less. Dixie, Wakulla, and Levy counties closed June, July, August. All other areas closed July, August, September. Aplachicola Bay: special bag limits and other harvest restrictions apply. See MyFWC-Shellfish.com for detailed information. Harvest from approved shellfish harvest areas only - you MUST go to FDACS-Aquaculture to verify allowable harvest areas.

  • Measurements Min Size: 3 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from June 1st, 2020 to August 31st, 2020

  • Additional Notes
    Oysters size measured as greatest dimension. Bag Limit = 2 60-pound bags per harvester or per vessel whichever is less. Dixie, Wakulla, and Levy counties closed June, July, August. All other areas closed July, August, September. Aplachicola Bay: special bag limits and other harvest restrictions apply. See MyFWC-Shellfish.com for detailed information. Harvest from approved shellfish harvest areas only - you MUST go to FDACS-Aquaculture to verify allowable harvest areas.

  • Measurements Min Size: 3 in Total Length

  • Closed Seasons from June 1st, 2020 to August 31st, 2020

  • Additional Notes
    Oysters size measured as greatest dimension. Bag Limit = 2 60-pound bags per harvester or per vessel whichever is less. Dixie, Wakulla, and Levy counties closed June, July, August. All other areas closed July, August, September. Aplachicola Bay: special bag limits and other harvest restrictions apply. See MyFWC-Shellfish.com for detailed information. Harvest from approved shellfish harvest areas only - you MUST go to FDACS-Aquaculture to verify allowable harvest areas.

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