Machines are set for production at Ferry Cove Shellfish. Image: Cheryl Costello.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes at Eastern Shore’s New Commercial Aquaculture Hatchery

It’s about to become one of the largest oyster hatcheries on the East Coast. Ferry Cove Shellfish is ready to take orders from oyster farmers in the new year. The facility just outside St. Michaels in Talbot County uses a recirculating aquaculture system that pulls in creek water, among many cutting-edge techniques.

Cheryl Costello goes inside Ferry Cove for a first look at the 20,000-square-foot facility set to fill a gap in the supply of oyster larvae. Watch below: