After generations harvesting wild oysters, Chesapeake watermen are learning to raise them
Where have all the nicknames gone?
Once upon a time you had one — Popeye, Spanky, Hambone — if you were an oysterman working the Bay.
Nowadays, oystermen are mostly gone, along with their nicknames. In Anne Arundel and Calvert counties, only about a dozen commercial oystermen still work.