August 25, 2015

Contact: Tim Zink, 410-962-4436/ Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524




Cardin to Join Army Corps, State Leaders, Maryland Oyster Farmers at Horn Point Lab


Senator to tour oyster hatchery, explore ways to advance Maryland aquaculture 


TODAY, Tuesday, August 25 at 10:00 AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will join the new commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District, Col. Edward P. Chamberlayne; leaders of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources; representatives of the Oyster Recovery Partnership; and Maryland oyster farmers at the Horn Point Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science to tour the lab’s oyster hatchery and discuss the future of aquaculture. 

“The partners coming together at Horn Point to discuss the challenges and opportunities in Chesapeake Bay aquaculture hold the power to shape its future, and I appreciate their collective dedication to making significant progress,” said Senator Cardin. “The ecological health of the Chesapeake Bay and the economic vitality of Maryland are inextricably linked. By finding ways to expand the recovery of natural resources like our delicious oysters, we also are helping build small businesses and preserving regional identities.” 

WHAT:          Tour of Oyster Hatchery/Roundtable Discussion on Maryland Aquaculture


WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

Col. Edward P. Chamberlayne, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District Commander

Mark Belton, Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Professor Michael Roman, Director, Horn Point Laboratory

Horn Point Laboratory Scientists and Technicians 

Oyster Recovery Partnership

Maryland Oyster Farmers        


WHEN:         TODAY, Tuesday, August 25, 10:00 AM Tour/11:00 AM Roundtable


WHERE:        UMCES Horn Point Laboratory, 2020 Horns Point Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613


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