During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chincoteague Bay was well-known for its shellfish industry, which shipped oysters, crabs, and clams to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. Unfortunately, overfishing depleted shellfish stocks, which have still not recovered. The bay is an important stop on the Atlantic Flyway.
PROPOSED SANCTUARY FOR CHINCOTEAGUE BAY WOULD CURB CLAMMING DREDGING SCARS SHOW DISFIGURATION OF VITAL SEA GRASSES, SIGNS OF ERODING ECOSYSTEM.(FRONT)
Jan 25, 1998; Byline: SCOTT HARPER, STAFF WRITER From an airplane, they look like mysterious messages from UFOs - dozens of perfectly round...