Nature has provided the filter-feeding oyster to keep our coasts clean and teeming with life. A single oyster filters up to 50 gallons of coastal water per day, removing the toxins from run off and creating a habitat where hundreds of species like fish, crabs, and shrimp can thrive.
The structure that oyster reefs create provide crevices that fish and crabs use to hide from predators. Oyster reefs are also a great place for smaller forage species to live. Many of the species that spend time around oyster reefs are recreationally and commercially valuable
A single oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day. The clearer, cleaner water can support plentiful underwater grasses, which—like the oyster reef—create a stable bottom and a safe, nurturing habitat for juvenile crabs, scallops, and fish.
Oyster cultivation and harvest provide significant economic value to regional coastal communities. Farmed oysters, clams, and mussels account for about two-thirds of total U.S. marine aquaculture production.
That's enough oysters to filter over 82 million gallons of water a day! Join us and let's all do our part to protect this beautiful planet and preserve it for generations to come.