Our local watermen begin their oyster season on public oyster bars on October 1. Last year they harvested a record-breaking 555,000 bushels of wild Chesapeake Bay oysters between October 1 and March 30.
Many watermen caught their daily limit of 12 bushels every day of the season, most of the time by 10 am. Much like last year, this year’s “crop” of oysters is looking very healthy.
There are lots of market-size oysters out there. Both gallon and bushel prices should drop by October 10, given the large influx of wild oyster supply with the season opener.
Prices are subject to change.