(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—Fisheries experts will discuss the fascinating biology, significant history, and promising future of the native oyster on Sept. 11 at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) next free Brock Environmental Center Learning Series discussion. The Legendary Bay Oyster will include presentations by Steven Bowman, commissioner of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, and Missy Southworth, senior marine scientist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
This discussion on our iconic shellfish comes as the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance works towards a goal of 10 billion new oysters in the Bay by 2025. The talk will take place Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Brock Environmental Center at 3663 Marlin Bay Drive in Virginia Beach. Parking is available a short walk from the Brock Center on Marlin Bay Drive. The event is free, but space is limited. Required advance registration is available at zz-cbf-copy.pub30.convio.net/LearningSeries.
The Brock Environmental Center Learning Series features discussions at CBF's Brock Center on the environment, culture, and history of Hampton Roads.