From seed to shuck, the Hoopers Island Oyster Company offers a fully integrated system of oyster production and processing.
We spawn disease-resistant seed, design processing equipment, build and distribute grow-out gear, and create systems to help fellow watermen thrive as sustainable, profitable oyster farmers. From the Chesapeake Bay and North America – to markets around the world, our methods are proven, replicable, scalable and sustainable.
And, we raise millions of premium oysters – including our signature “Chesapeake Golds” — for wholesalers, restaurants and resorts.
Whether you’re looking to start an aquaculture farm – or take your operation to the next level – our team of trusted advisers is ready to help.
From seed to shuck, discover oyster farming …
the watermen’s way.
on a Half Shell
Raised in the Chesapeake – where Atlantic seawater mixes with fresh water tributaries – our signature Golds are prized by oyster lovers for their distinct merroir and golden hue. A fusion of salt and sweet found in every deep cup. Available in four varietals.
One taste and you’re hooked.Our Oysters
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Master metal welder John Tall runs Hoopers’ equipment fabrication division where he builds precision aquaculture machines and grow out gear. He recent …
Oysters are one of nature's mightiest conservationists – and the foundation of clean waterways around the world.
Hope on a Half Shell
Imagine a future…
when the Chesapeake Bay leads the world in oyster production.
A time when dozens of shucking houses, and hundreds of oyster farms, employ tens of thousands of people, in a billion dollar industry.
We believe farm raised oysters are the engine of an economic, environmental and cultural revolution.
The future starts today.