Watermen Protest New Oyster Study in Annapolis
Over 200 watermen crammed into the committee room in Annapolis yesterday.
They were there to oppose legislation that would have the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science lay out biological guidelines for harvesting oysters.
Waterman Jordan Coffman told WBOC that the turnout clearly demonstrated strong opposition to the measure.
Doug Myers with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation told the television station that the study would reveal the specific impact of harvesting on the oyster population.
He adds the information is not available now.
But the watermen said they are convinced the study would negatively impact their livelihoods.