Toadfish donates $20K to fund oyster restoration projects
by Nathan Glass on Dec 12, 2022
Charleston, SC - Toadfish is proud to announce our donation of $20,000 to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) to help fund future oyster restoration projects in the state of South Carolina.
Recycling oyster shells is a win-win for South Carolina's environment and economy. Oysters are nature's water filters, cleaning up to 50 gallons of water a day per oyster.
Oyster reefs also provide excellent erosion control and habitat for countless other marine animals, including popular game fish, shrimp, and blue crabs, all of which start out their lives under the protection afforded by oyster reefs.
Every year, SCDNR staff plant tens of thousands of bushels of oyster shell along the coast to rebuild the state's oyster reefs. With help from Toadfish, we've been able to plant over 280,000 sq. ft. of oyster beds to date!
We aim to educate and promote oyster restoration efforts in South Carolina due to its importance to the future of our coastal waters and vital commercial and recreational fisheries.
Toadfish Founder & CEO, Casey Davidson, explains:
“South Carolina, and all coastal states, should have a goal to replant more oysters than are taken each year, but we can’t reach that goal without the proper data to support increased restoration funding and efforts. We are thrilled to be a part of such an amazing effort to help restore and clean our coastal waters.”