Oyster Season Off to a Slow Start
The tongers were out yesterday to begin the oyster season.
But it has apparently gotten off to a slow start.
At Harrison’s Oyster Company on Tilghman Island last year the buckets were full.
This year Buddy Harrison told WBOC they had only nine that were full.
He said he had expected there would be at least a hundred by the afternoon.
But he told the television station that it could take a couple of days for things to settle down as watermen scramble to find out where the good oyster beds.
Watermen say the true barometer of the oyster season will be in another month when power dredging season gets underway.