Here is the question :
WHICH STATE FEATURES THE LARGEST MANMADE OYSTER REEF?
Here is the option for the question :
- Rhode Island
And, the answer for the the question is :
[STC00728] The first commercial harvest in the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland took place in 1839 and produced an estimated 700,000 bushels of oysters. This marked the beginning of the state’s oyster industry. This quantity had increased to more than 15 million bushels annually by the time the 1880s rolled around. However, production has dropped dramatically over the past several years, and it has returned to a level of about 900,000 bushels despite the presence of harmful diseases and excessive fishing. In order to counter that, the state of Maryland — in collaboration with the Army Corps, the Nature Conservancy, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — built the largest manmade oyster reef in the world in 2017. The no-fishing zone on the Eastern Shore encompasses 330 acres and is home to more than one billion oysters.