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

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

John SupanResearch Professor & Director
Louisiana Sea Grant Oyster Research Lab

Bill Walton, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist Dauphin Island, Alabama
Auburn University Shellfish Laboratory

Chuck WeirichMarine Aquaculture Specialist
North Carolina Sea Grant


Senior Leadership


Bethany Walton
Executive Director