Be a part of the solution and improve your property at the same time.
Because it was the actions of men that overfished the Oyster Rock that was their permanent habitat, it will be the actions of men that restore the native Crassostrea Virginica as the viable resource that once dominated and defined the Chesopioc.
Here is your opportunity to replenish the oyster supply in the Chesapeake Bay, create a natural habitat, help control shoreline erosion and clean up the bay.
Ready Reef outshines the competition in erosion control in comparison to the competition. From environmental contribution to cost for a typical installation.
|Category||ReadyReefs||Oyster Gardening||State Shell Pile Reefs||Private Commercial Oyster Leases|
|Use of increasingly rare oyster shells per Ft2 of oyster habitat created||Low||Very Low||Very high||From low to very high depending on methods|
|Use of the wild oyster vs sterile nursery oysters||High||Low||Low||No|
|Re-stablishment of wild oyster habitat/population||Permanent||No||Low||No|
|Permit Requirements under Dock||Simple General 3 Permit||Simple General 3 Permit||NA||NA|
|Water Filtering potential over time||High||Low||Low||Low|
|Protection of shoreline marsh grasses||Yes||No||No||No|
|Potential for Poaching||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Harvestable for Personal use||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Harvestable for Commercial use||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|More Other||ReadyReefs||Oyster Castles||WADS, Hex Boxes||Reef Balls|
|Availability to Private property owners||Yes||No, Nature Conservancy Only||Yes||No, CBF only|
|Permit required for shoreline use||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes, but not usually used here|
All comparisons generalized as all installations have variable conditions, scale, access, etc., but are supportable by available data (upon request).