Testimony in Favor of Proposed Oyster Restoration Legislation
A CLA volunteer attorney assisted the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) prepare testimony in favor of the Sustainable Oyster Harvest Act of 2016. MRC presented the testimony in a hearing before the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee on March 8, 2016. This bill directs the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science to study and evaluate sustainable oyster harvesting and develop guidance on effective management strategies. The General Assembly passed the legislation in May 2016 as the Sustainable Oyster Population and Fishery Act of 2016.