We are a sustainable industry. We put as
many, if not more, oysters into the
water as we take out.
Our sustainably produced aquacultured
product helps fill the consumer demand
for oysters, thereby reducing the
fishing pressure on the wild oyster
We grow only oysters that are
native to the Chesapeake Bay. There is
no risk that we will introduce an
invasive nonnative species into the
Bay's delicate ecosystem.
As oysters feed they act as natural
filters, removing massive amounts of
micro-algae and silt from the water.
A single oyster can filter up to
50 gallons of water per day. We have
several million healthy oysters growing
in the bay helping to filter the water.
Each year our oysters spawn, just as
wild oysters do, producing billions of
oyster larvae to help replenish natural
oyster populations. A single spawning
female can produce as many as 10 million
In addition to their natural spawn,
surplus oysters spawned at our hatchery
are available for oyster
Our oyster floats serve as a
floating oyster reef, providing habitat
to many of the fish and invertebrate
species that would inhabit a natural
Marinetics is supported by profits from
selling our product, not by taxpayers.