Both the Delaware and the Chessapeake Bays have cleaned up to an extent that now, herds of fish and villages of porpoise hve returned way up the bays. Its not un common to see porpoise a far up as Bombay in the DElaware and far up the Chessie into the Potomac and north of the bridges at Wye.
Lat week, hen I ran the Hinkley North we motored from near Annapolis and saw hunreds of the porpoise in schools of up to 50 .
The cleanup of the Bays ha been really dramatic especially since the grasses have been successfully re-established. its a wonderful sight.
the only negative is the appearance of southern sea birds like pelicans really far north, the return of "buck-a-shuck" nights at bay bars has offset the outrageous cost of steamed crabs.
I love raw oysters with horseradish sauce, we dont slurp em, but rather eat em with seafood forks and lemon slices. No "not", the oyster met, when fresh, is firm and tasty.
I really think that people who complain about e have never eaten em along with a bowl of mushroom soup an crackers. OF course, some good beer is essential