From seed to shuck, the Hoopers Island Oyster Co. offers a fully integrated system for oyster production.
We spawn disease-resistant seed, build and distribute grow-out gear, design processing equipment, and create systems to help fellow oyster farmers thrive. From coast to coast and around the world, our methods are proven, replicable, scaleable and sustainable.
And, we raise millions of premium oysters – including our signature “Chesapeake Golds” and “Mermaid Kisses” — for wholesalers, restaurants and you!
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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Managing Partner Ricky Fitzhugh commissioned artist Mona Pennypacker to create the original watercolor titled “Oyster Watch” which features an image o …
Hoopers Island Oyster Co. is ramping up production of its smoked sea salt-infused oysters served on the half shell at Dogfish Head’s Chesapeake & Main …
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.