Oyster Recycling Program

Gives the public a hand in putting oyster shell back into the Barnegat Bay.

The problem we aim to solve:

Oyster spat need a shell to land on and grow into oysters which can each filter up to 50 gallons per day! Due to numerous reasons (over-fishing, runoff, etc.), there is very little shell in the Barnegat Bay so oysters are not setting naturally.

The solution our project offers:

We're putting cured shell back into the Barnegat Bay onto a 2-acre research lease in partnership with Stockton University, Parsons Mariculture, and Long Beach Township.

The impact our project had so far:

Awareness, the public's hand in helping collect shell from partnering restaurants, and building a man-made reef.

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