A hatchery at the University of Maryland is dedicated to repopulating the Chesapeake Bay with nearly a billion oysters each year.
Harvests of native oysters in the bay are less than 1 percent of what they once were. The oysters filter pollution and the decline has changed the entire ecology of the Chesapeake Bay.
Jonathan Wilson of Here & Now contributor WAMU visited the Horn Point Oyster Hatchery in Cambridge, Maryland, to find out how scientists are raising oysters and trying to revive the Chesapeake Fishery.
This segment aired on July 9, 2015.