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 . . .
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