Combining years of experience on the water with passion and newfound optimism, we began designing our own farming gear and processing equipment. Young oysters were soon growing in onshore tanks and eventually transferred to grow in local waters.

Today, our team of oyster growers, scientists, equipment craftsmen, warehouse and office staff are creating new jobs and economic opportunities while improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Fellow commercial farmers and oyster restoration partners, both locally and around the world, come to us for equipment, seed and expertise. And our premium oysters are served to customers in restaurants throughout the mid-Atlantic and across North America.

Today, the Hoopers Island Oyster Co. envisions a thriving sustainable seafood industry and is establishing a new foundation for the oyster on the Chesapeake and in coastal bays around the world.