University of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceHorn Point Oyster Hatchery

Purchasing Information

To better serve Maryland’s watermen and shellfish growers, the University of Maryland’s Horn Point Oyster Hatchery (UMCES HPL) is working cooperatively with the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) and Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR) to produce and offer high quality oyster larvae, cultchless seed, spat-on-shell and shell. We offer a variety of Crassostrea virginica larvae, cultchless seed and spat-on-shell in various sizes, including disease resistant (DR) stocks and limited quantities of triploids (with 60 days advance notice). Additionally, we offer finely ground oyster shell, known as oyster fines, used for bottom hardening or landscaping.