Maryland's 2015-2016 oyster season opened October 1st in Maryland. For the first month of the season, only hand tonging, patent tonging and diving are permitted.
Oyster harvesting is expected to increase when watermen begin power and sail dredging on Nov. 1. Maryland's oyster season runs from Oct. 1 through March 31.
Maryland’s watermen harvested a total of 393,588 bushels with a dockside value of $17.3 million in 2014-2015.
The 2014 Fall Oyster Survey indicated that the oyster population is continuing to hold steady.
source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources