Oysters in our backyard? Not so fast

The News Journal
By Molly Murray
October 3, 2014

Diane Maddex worries that her peaceful existence along the shallow and still waters of Little Assawoman Bay will soon be ruined by new rules that allow commercial oyster farming on the waterway.

She and other residents want state environmental chief David Small to change the agency's newly adopted shellfish aquaculture regulations, saying the rules "will transform the character of Little Assawoman Bay and Beach Cove from one of tranquility to that of an industrial fishing operation."