NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL AND THE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE DELAWARE ESTUARY
Contact: Melanie Rapp, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902; and Shaun Bailey, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, 302-655-4990, ext. 113
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Governor announces investment in Delaware Bay jobs and oyster reefs
Similar past investments yielded $25 to $50 for every dollar spent
LEIPSIC (March 9, 2011) – At one of Delaware’s most picturesque towns along Route 9, the fishing village of Leipsic in Kent County, Governor Jack Markell today announced the state’s plan to invest in habitat that will help restore and stabilize the oyster population in the Delaware Bay.
The Governor was joined by Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Collin O’Mara and Executive Director of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Jennifer Adkins and commercial oyster harvesters, seafood wholesalers and restaurateurs committed to the revitalization of the state’s oyster industry and the ecological restoration of our native oyster.