Climate & Sustainability
Oysters are great for the planet, here is why:
Oyster farming and wild oyster reefs help to ameliorate climate change by storing carbon in their shells and taking the plant-based nutrients out of the water.
Every day, one oyster filters 50 gallons of water and a healthy one-acre reef around 24 million gallons—enough to fill 36 Olympic swimming pools. That keeps the water in good shape for other marine life.
Oysters form beds or reefs that provide important habitat for fish and other creatures, including sea anemones and barnacles, which in turn provide food for bigger fish such as striped bass, black drum, and croaker. That works out to 1.5 extra tons of seafood a year.
Oyster reefs provide an effective natural barrier to storm waves and sea-level rise. They absorb as much as 76 to 93 per cent of wave energy, which reduces erosion, flooding, and property damage from coastal storms.
Oyster farming (aquaculture) can take pressure off the wild environments and allow them to restore (wild oyster reefs are the single most endangered marine habitat on Earth, with 85 to 90 per cent of wild reefs lost).
Eating oysters helps you choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that have less impact on the environment.
Roughly, 70% of the world is covered by water- why not use it to help in the fight against climate change and for restoring ecological balance.
Oysters are a sustainable & nutritional food source, here is why:
They also produce millions of oysters spawn each summer which makes them one of the more sustainable natural food sources on the planet.
Oysters are high in calcium, iron, and protein. Adventurous humans the world over have enjoyed oysters, raw and cooked, for thousands of years.
Oysters are high in zinc, which is good for your immune system, and also provide calcium, vitamin C, omega 3 fatty acids, iron, and protein.
Aphrodisiac? Aphrodite rose out of the water on an oyster shell. Casanova ate 50 a day, they’re high in zinc which is great for your immune system and vitality.