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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Outlined in this report are aspects of the distribution and. culture of clams and oysters of the lower York River. Included are two acetate overlays attached to u. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Chart 492. The first shows locations and density of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria; the second shows the location of public oyster and clam grounds, oyster planting ground, and half-acre plots held by "riparian rights". Accompanying the latter chart is a complete list of the names and addresses of the holders of all "riparian rights" and lease holders (Appendix I). The area covered by this list is from the mouth of the York River to Cheatam Annex. Also included in this report are current and past shellfish cultural practices and a brief summary of oyster diseases in the area.


Clams -- Virginia -- York River Estuary, Oysters -- Virginia -- York River Estuary