Virginia: Some area marinas collecting increased bushel fees from oyster harvesters as baywide delicacy rebounds

On a cloudy muggy morning along the shores of Deep Creek in Newport News’ Menchville area, third generation marina operator Lonnell Perok-Coffen carries on the business left in her hands nearly five years ago by her father Steven Perok. “Business has been very good,” Coffen said, shortly after zooming around on her forklift at Newport News’ Menchville Marina. “The watermen are bringing in more, which is good to see.” Read more here 15:11

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