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Go Rogue and Support Reef Restoration

2020 was brutal for Rogue Oysters -- and the entire oyster industry. We did not come out unscathed as we only sold 20% of what we had available, but we are committed to making the most out of a tough situation. Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) has a goal of restoring 125 acres of oyster beds in the lower Rappahannock by 2025 and we've been committed to helping! We're partnering with FOR to use Rogue's soon-to be-homeless excess oysters in joint oyster reef restoration projects. We're giving oyster lovers the opportunity to sponsor oysters in their transition to oyster reefs throughout the Rappahannock.

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Recycling Oyster Shells: Why and How

Did you know oyster shells are recyclable? More importantly, did you know that oyster shells need to be recycled? In short, oyster larvae are somewhat picky about where they want to settle and prefer oyster shells over anything else. With the natural oyster population dwindling, there are fewer shells available for larvae to settle on. By strategically putting oyster shells back into the rivers and the bay, we’re creating protected places for natural oysters to rebuild their population and clean the waters of the Chesapeake Bay as a result. The Chesapeake Oyster Alliance has a list of drop sites here. You can also check with Friends of the Rappahannock and the VCU Rice Rivers Center. If nothing else, we will take back your...

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