Maryland governor Martin O'Malley makes his announcement about oyster restoration on the Chesapeake Bay.
By Matt Bush
The state of Maryland is increasing the number of sanctuaries for oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.
The 15 percent increase in sanctuaries includes three new ones in the Patuxent, Choptank, and Chester rivers. Maryland governor Martin O'Malley says the state will also increase the number of areas it leases to private oyster harvesters.
A study by the University of Maryland says the plans could bring up to $25 million to the state and create over 200 jobs.