Over the last 20 years ORP and its partners have planted more than 5.9 billion oysters on 2,200 acres of area oyster reefs, including creating the largest sanctuary in the United States.
ORP runs the nation’s largest Shell Recycling Alliance. Since the program began, over 70,000 bushels of shell has been recycled.
Demand for locally sourced seafood is fueling the rapidly expanding aquaculture industry. ORP offers training and support for watermen.
ORP is working to provide more efficient electronic management solutions for the commercial fishing industry.
The Oyster Recovery Partnership is now accepting bids for Shell Transport from Bevans Oyster Company for planting on public oyster bars throughout the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries.
Oysters are valuable to healthy ecosystems because they filter excess nutrients and sediment from the water – up to 50 gallons a day!
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For every $1 donated, about 100 oysters are planted. At ORP, 95 percent of all donations go directly to restoration.
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