We are all about Shellfish
RCTB engages people in growing shellfish from tiny seeds (the size of a pencil point) in June to the size of an M&M candy by October. We also conduct remote sets where we enable oyster larvae to set on recycled clam and oyster shells. We fill and deploy bags of recycled shells into the bay to stabilize shorelines and catch natural spat from wild oysters. This close involvement establishes a sense of caring (stewardship) that helps people see the reason to change behavior firsthand.
We grow shellfish, mostly seed clams and oysters to stock our local bay while we teach everyone how important and fragile the shellfish population and our environment really is.
Raising Happy Shellfish
Services Shellfish Provide
Everything is Connected
Investing in the Watershed
Last year, RCTB volunteers collectively devoted over 6,500 hours of service to the Barnegat Bay Watershed.
Stabilizing shorelines is just one of the related activities necessary to make our estuary more resilient.