“My mission is to produce an oyster in a safe and healthy manner that promotes the reputation of this river.”

The Virginian-Pilot On the Lynnhaven River, oyster population sees a comeback – and conflict December 12th 2015:

If allowed to do what he proposes, he says, he’d accelerate the river’s remarkable improvement. He’d also contribute to a seafood industry that, he points out, state officials have worked hard to invigorate. Last month, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the opening of a Virginia Oyster Trail in hopes of drawing tourists eager to eat their way through the tidal region.

To many of those whose multimillion-dollar homes would look out over Ludford’s new grounds, however, the oyster leases would mark . . .

Oysterman Chris Ludford pulls oyster cages into shallow water . . .  Photo Credit: The' N. Pham | The Virginian-Pilot

Oysterman Chris Ludford pulls oyster cages into shallow water . . . Photo Credit: The’ N. Pham | The Virginian-Pilot

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