WHAT IS AN OYSTER FARM?
Traditionally, oysters were scraped or tonged off the bottom of
a body of water from oyster beds. Due to over-harvesting, declining
water quality and disease, many of the natural populations in the
Chesapeake Bay have been destroyed. Our oysters are grown from seed
market-size (3” plus) in trays in the water. This method allows
us to produce a healthy, clean oyster by growing it up off of the
Our farms, in addition to others we have helped establish currently
raise over 100 million oysters. We currently grow over 10 million native
Chesapeake Bay oysters per year. We strive to farm oysters in a manner
that is environmentally friendly, aesthetically pleasing, and which can
be duplicated throughout the Bay and other waters suitable for oyster
growing. We also are committed to providing equipment, products, and
support to help others start and run their own oyster aquaculture
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