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THE OYSTER IS OUR WORLD

THE OYSTER IS OUR WORLD

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population is essential to improving the health of the Bay, revitalizing the regional seafood industry and stimulating the local economies of our State’s waterfront communities. The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s dedicated team of 25 full time and seasonal employees work daily…

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Oyster Recovery Partnership Launches Chesapeake Bay’s First Community Supported Fishery

Oyster Recovery Partnership Launches Chesapeake Bay’s First Community Supported Fishery

The Annapolis-based Oyster Recovery Partnership has launched Old Line Fish Company, the region’s first Community Supported Fishery (CSF), to connect Annapolis residents with seafood harvested by Maryland watermen and seafood farmers. Subscribers will receive bi-weekly deliveries consisting of three to four pounds of fresh seafood harvested the…

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Jim Perdue Named Chairman of the Oyster Recovery Partnership

Jim Perdue Named Chairman of the Oyster Recovery Partnership

Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP), the leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. “I’ve been committed to the Chesapeake Bay my entire life and oysters play a vital role in…

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Oyster Filtration Video

Oyster Filtration Video

Oysters are amazing! Both of these tanks were filled with water and algae from the Severn River in Maryland. The tank on the left holds 20 mature oysters. Time lapse was five hours. Oysters are valuable to healthy ecosystems because they filter excess nutrients and…

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2015’s Top 10 Oyster Shell Recycling Contributors

2015’s Top 10 Oyster Shell Recycling Contributors

Top 10 Oyster Shell Recycling Contributors in 2015! The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s Shell Recycling Alliance (SRA) collected a record 26,000 bushels of oyster shell from 300 member establishments in 2015, a number that reflects an accelerated commitment by restaurants and other businesses to restore the…

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Education Programs for Students

Education Programs for Students

ORP collaborates with schools, camps, scout troops and clubs to deliver a wide range of educational services for students grades 2 – 12. Our programs share one key objective – we use oysters to educate students on the Chesapeake Bay, it’s ecosystem and the important…

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January/February News

January/February News

It’s February, which means ORP is actively preparing for the 2016 oyster season. Our field crew in Cambridge is undergoing safety training, repairing equipment and making sure everything is ready for shell washing to begin in the coming weeks. Staff and partners are identifying bars for…

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Cheers #4PureWater

Cheers #4PureWater

Earlier this month distributors and managers from Finlandia Vodka gathered in Cambridge, MD for educational tours of the UMCES Horn Point Laboratory oyster hatchery and a restored oyster reef on the upper Choptank River.  Why? Because not only is Finlandia exceptional vodka made from the…

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How to Shuck an Oyster

How to Shuck an Oyster

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Why ORP is so important to me

Why ORP is so important to me

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