Working together for a better future for the region.


Advisory Board

We are a network of oyster farmers, restaurateurs, dealers, seed and gear suppliers, writers, educators, and researchers, working together for a better future for the region using the power of #oysterinnovation.


Tom BlissDirector
Shellfish Research Laboratory
Georgia Marine Extension & Georgia Sea Grant

Brian CallamResearch Professor & Director
Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Research Lab

Julie DavisLiving Marine Resources Specialist
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium


Jason RiderOyster Aquaculture Extension Agent
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

John ScarpaAssociate Professor of Aquaculture
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Leslie SturmerShellfish Aquaculture Specialist
University of Florida

Bill Walton, Director, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist 
Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory

Chuck WeirichMarine Aquaculture Specialist
North Carolina Sea Grant


Senior Leadership


Bethany Walton
Executive Director