In a decade or two, we might be hearing this conversation:
You know, fat oysters like that one you’re eating used to be hunted in the wild, like the buffalo.
Like cowboys, Chesapeake watermen rode out on low-rise boats, even in the worst weather in the middle of winter, and scraped oysters from the bottom of Chesapeake Bay.
Like tobacco farming, oyster harvesting has been a way of life in most of the Bay’s recorded history. But mark the year 2010 in the history book —...