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n the Growing Edge of Shellfish Culture

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Our Mission

Oyster Seed Holdings, Inc. strives to be a premier supplier of high quality oyster seed serving the entire shellfish aquaculture industry.

 

We have taken a deliberately independent approach with no grow-out operations and remain dedicated to providing customers with healthy, disease-resistant larvae and seed. Our team is constantly working to innovate commercial production, ensuring that we remain at the cutting edge of shellfish culture.

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Company Pillars

There are three principal pillars to OSH meant to magnify our impact on the industry:

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OSH has been providing premium quality and variety of oyster larvae and seed for the past 15 years. From broodstock variations, to disease resistant strains, and triploid stock, we're here to help you find the best match for growing conditions and farms located across the mid-Atlantic.

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Research & Dvmt.
TECHNOLOGY

We conduct internal investigations to improve and innovate commercial production.  Our R&D Department strives to increase and stabilize seed supply, both for our customers, and in regions we cannot currently serve. OSH aims to advance the industry from research to practice.

Advocacy

In addition to our hatchery production, we strive to build community around, and promote the environmental 

sustainability of, shellfish culture through consumer experiences.  Our team provides hatchery tours, participates in community events and school activities, and now operates a waterfront food truck-style oyster eatery called, "The Hatchery."

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The Hatchery
Food Truck

The Hatchery oyster eatery is a one-of-its-kind waterfront food truck establishment located on Gwynn's Island, Virginia. Overlooking the Milford Haven at our location at the historic Callis Wharf, you enjoy fresh local oysters prepared raw, roasted or fried. The truck is currently closed for the 2023 season and will open again Spring, 2024.

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Summer

Hatchery Tours

Every other Friday, May through August, our team opens up the Hatchery for guided small group hatchery tours and tastings.  Starting in the Spring, you can book your tickets in advance to learn how oysters get their start in aquaculture. After guests get an oyster sampling paired with wine and can enjoy the food truck menu!

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Grant Collaborators

At Oyster Seed Holdings, we work with a wide range of institutions in the shellfish industry to promote sustainable practices and advance the science of aquaculture. Learn more about some of our active R&D projects below!

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Oyster Seed Holdings
in the Numbers

460

PARTICIPANTS IN OUR HATCHERY TOURS SINCE 2022

1.2 B

OYSTER SEED SOLD TO EAST COAST FARMERS SINCE 2009

20,000

OYSTERS SERVED AT THE HATCHERY EATERY IN 2023

7.2 B

EYED LARVAE DISTRIBUTED TO FARMS SINCE 2009

We're
Hiring

Video Production Intern
Read more about this position and joining our team below! 

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