Shell Recycling Programs

Galveston Bay Foundation has an oyster Shell Recycling Program and a restoration program.  Current recycling program has two restaurants (currently looking for more) and is building a shell aging area.

Website: Galveston Bay Shell Recycling

Corpus Christi
Sink Your Shucks promotes shell recycling in the Corpus Christi area and sponsors volunteer run oyster bagging events.


Oyster Restoration Projects

Galveston Bay Foundation has a shell recycling program and an oyster gardening program and has restored 20 acres in East Bay. The program has a fairly unique policy that all newly restored reefs are closed to public fishing for at least two years.

Matagorda Bay
A restoration of 45 acres in underway in Half Moon Reef in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy.  Funding is through the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, KBR, Shell and Meadows Foundation.