Oyster Tax Floating Away
by Frank Hammon
posted Jun 4 2013 11:06AM
Good news for Potomac River watermen. Virginia is shedding its late 19th century oyster tax for an annual user fee.
The new system will spare watermen mounds of paperwork and return the proceeds of the user fee back to the Chesapeake Bay to replenish public oyster stocks.
The new system begins July 1.