Oyster Farming Industry Would Harm Inland Bays

Delaware Voice
by Steve Callanen
October 22, 2014

"The 200 irate citizens who gathered at the Millville Fire House on Oct. 6 to voice their extreme displeasure with the state’s unknown plans for establishing a large commercial oyster farming industry in Beach Cove and Little Assawoman Bay might be interested to learn the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Fish and Wildlife Division’s mission statement is to “conserve and manage the fish and wildlife resources of the state, to provide safe and enjoyable fishing, hunting, and boating opportunities to the citizens of Delaware and its visitors.”

The proposed oyster farm industries in Beach Cove and Little Assawoman Bay are not consistent with these objectives."