A.R.C. sells our own hatchery-spawned oysters, clams, bay scallops and surf clams. Some are sold as ‘seed’ to shellfish farmers up and down the East Coast for grow-out. Others are grown to market size on our own farms then sold around the country.
Remote Set – Oyster Reefs
A.R.C. is one of the only hatcheries with the experience and the capacity to produce seed specifically for growing on recycled shell in cultch bags to meet the expanding demand for man-made oyster reefs. We have a product line designed specifically around the unique needs of this area of the industry and the techniques and growing tanks and to nurture the larvae to adhere to the recycled shell before the bags are taken from our facility and placed by towns into their coastal waters. A large number of public and not-for-profit organizations have dedicated significant resources to expanding oyster reef buildout in their communities. Oyster reefs provide powerful water filtering capability, assist with coastal erosion mitigation and can protect low lying areas from storm surges.