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Oysters on the agenda for Gloucester BOS

Oysters were on the menu, er, agenda, for the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors at its May 21 meeting.

Topics of discussion included an Oysters Forever proposal for construction of an oyster habitat sanctuary reef beneath the Payne’s Landing Pier at the end of Route 630 in Roanes, and also a possible Oyster Recycling Program at the old Page Middle School site.

Oysters Forever

Matt Barber, director of Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism, discussed the Payne’s Landing proposal at the board’s meeting, which was held in the colonial courthouse.

Barber said that the county received a proposal from Oysters Forever around mid-January with plans to construct an oyster habitat sanctuary reef. David Newton, a representative for the nonprofit, was present to answer questions.

“What they are looking for is support from the county,” Barber said. “They have already put in all of their permits, all of their information in various places. They need a letter of support and som...

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