Mike Rowe of TV fame was in town recently to film at Dorchester’s own Horn Point Laboratory Oyster Hatchery with director Dr. Mutt Meritt! The hatchery is featured on Mike’s new show, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” which aired Oct. 22 on CNN! Watch a snippet of the episode or watch the whole thing.
The Horn Point Oyster Hatchery, located in Cambridge, Maryland, produces a variety of oyster larvae for use in oyster research, oyster restoration, and educational projects. Over the past decade, spawning oysters at the Horn Point Lab Oyster Hatchery have resulted in the deployment of over one billion oyster spat to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in the hopes of slowing the Chesapeake Bay oyster decline and restoring the health of the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay has long been considered one of the most productive oyster growing areas in the world. Find out more about the Oyster Hatchery.