Partners

Photo Credit: Erika Nortemann

The Chesapeake Oyster Alliance (COA) is a broad coalition of non-profits, community organizations, oyster growers, academic institutions, and business owners with the shared goal of adding 10 billion oysters in the Bay by the year 2025.

While each COA Partner contributes to the expansion of the Bay's oyster population in their own way, as a broad coalition we work together to increase restoration efforts, ensure science-based fishery management, promote innovative oyster research, affect oyster-positive policy at the local, state and federal levels, and support the commercial oyster industry. Our efforts to accelerate oyster recovery efforts support the overall improvement and resiliency of the Chesapeake Bay.

Benefits of partnership include a deep network and press opportunities to promote and share your work, eligibility to apply for the COA Oyster Innovation Grant Program and Restoration Capacity Assistance Fund, attend and present at COA's national Chesapeake Oyster Science Symposium, attend our spring/fall COA Partner meetings, and much more.

We are always recruiting and accepting new members. If you are interested in joining the Alliance, please complete the interest form or contact Tanner Council, Chesapeake Oyster Alliance Manager.

Reef Builder Tier

We are excited to announce a new level of partnership to COA known as the Reef Builder Tier. The purpose of this tier is to recognize all the people, businesses, and organizations who are making a positive difference in the Bay's oyster restoration. If you are interested in joining the movement, but don't have the time or resources to become a core partner, then the Reef Builder Tier is for you!

Learn More

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38 North Oyster Company

Scotland, MD

 
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Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission - Plan ESVA

Accomac, VA

 
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Advocates for Herring Bay

Tracy's Landing, MD

 
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Annapolis Maritime Museum

Annapolis, MD

 
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Annapolis Oyster Company

Annapolis, MD

 
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Arundel Rivers Federation

Edgewater, MD

 
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Barretts Neck Seafood, LLC

Suffolk, VA

 
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Baywater Seafood, LLC

Snow Hill, MD

 
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Big Island Aquaculture

Gloucester, VA

 
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Black Girls Dive Foundation

Baltimore, MD

 
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Black In Marine Science

Hampton, VA

 
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Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation

Annapolis, MD

 
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Blue Oyster Environmental

Cambridge , MD

 
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Cape Conservation Corps

Annapolis, MD

 
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Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Annapolis, MD

 
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Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation Society

Chesapeake Beach, MD

 
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Chesapeake Research Consortium

Edgewater, MD

 
Scientific Advisor
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Chessie Seafood

Wicomico, VA

 
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Coastal Conservation Association & Building Conservation Trust

Annapolis, MD

 
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Downtown Sailing Center

Baltimore, MD

 
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Eastport Yacht Club

Annapolis, MD

 
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Elizabeth River Project

Norfolk, VA

 
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Elucidi, LLC

Baltimore, MD

 
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Fallen Pine Oyster Company

Berlin, MD

 
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First Landing Seafood Company

Virginia Beach, VA

 
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Friends of St. Clements Bay

Avenue, MD

 
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Friends of the Rappahannock

Fredericksburg, VA

 
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Friends of the Wicomico River

Wicomico River, MD

 
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Full Measure Oyster Company

Hacksneck, VA

 
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Great Neck Oysters

Virginia Beach, VA

 
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Grow Oyster Reefs

Norfolk, VA

 
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Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Virginia Beach, VA

 
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Hampton University

Hampton, VA

 
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Harris Creek Oyster Company

Wittman, MD

 
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Hollywood Oyster Company

Hollywood, MD

 
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Hoopers Island Oyster Company

Fishing Creek, MD

 
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HPP of Virginia

Topping , VA

 
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Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology

Baltimore , MD

 
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Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore , MD

 
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Lambert Shellfish

Machipongo, VA

 
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Lighthouse Point Marina

Baltimore, MD

 
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Living Classrooms Foundation

Baltimore, MD

 
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Long Creek Oyster Company

Virginia Beach, VA

 
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Lynnhaven Oyster Club

Virginia Beach , VA

 
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Lynnhaven River NOW

Virginia Beach, VA

 
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Lynnhaven River Oyster Company

Virginia Beach, VA

 
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Madhouse Oysters

 
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Magothy River Association

Severna Park, MD

 
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Marine Science Foundation

Stevensville, MD

 
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Mark Street Ventures LLC

Baltimore, MD

 
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Maryland Department of Agriculture

Annapolis, MD

 
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Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Annapolis, MD

 
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Matheson Oyster Company

Hayes, VA

 
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Minorities in Aquaculture

Easton, MD

 
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Morgan State University PEARL Lab

Benedict, MD

 
Scientific Advisor
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Mudgies Oyster Farm

Miles River, MD

 
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Nansemond Indian Nation

Suffolk, VA

 
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Nansemond River Preservation Alliance

Suffolk, VA

 
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Nanticoke Watershed Alliance

Vienna, MD

 
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National Aquarium

Baltimore, MD

 
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Natrx, Inc.

Raleigh, NC

 
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Nix Cove Oyster Farm

Suffolk, VA

 
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OCVA/Reeftek

Topping , VA

 
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Orchard Point Oyster Company

Chestertown, MD

 
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Oyster Catcher Sea Farms

Whitestone, VA

 
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Oyster Company of Virginia

North, VA

 
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Oyster Girl Oysters

Saint Michaels, MD

 
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Oyster Ninja/S.S. Shucking

Washington, DC

 
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Oyster Seed Holdings

Hudgins, VA

 
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Oyster South

(headquartered in Decatur, GA) Williamsburg, VA

 
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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

Tilghman, MD

 
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Pirates Cove Oyster Company

Dorchester County, MD

 
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Pleasure House Oysters

Virginia Beach, VA

 
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Portsmouth Public Schools

Portsmouth, VA

 
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Ragged Island Oyster Company

Chesapeake, VA

 
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Rappahannock Oyster Company

Topping, VA

 
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Rappahannock Tribe

Indian Neck, VA

 
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Restore America's Estuaries

Arlington , VA

 
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Rogue Oyster Company

Lancaster, VA

 
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Salty Bottom Blue Oyster Company

Gwynn Island, VA

 
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Sapidus Farms

Heathsville, VA

 
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Severn River Association

Annapolis, MD

 
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Shore Thing Shellfish

Tall Timbers, MD

 
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Shored Up, LLC

Hampton, VA

 
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ShoreRivers

Easton, MD

 
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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Edgewater, MD

 
Scientific Advisor
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Solar Oysters LLC

Baltimore, MD

 
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St. Mary's River Watershed Association

St. Mary's City, MD

 
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StarBase Victory

Portsmouth, VA

 
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Steamboat Wharf Oyster Co.

Lancaster, VA

 
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The Nature Conservancy

Bethesda, MD & Charlottesville, VA

 
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The Tides Inn

Irvington, VA

 
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Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association

Gloucester, VA

 
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True Chesapeake Oyster Company

Baltimore , MD

 
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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Cambridge, MD

 
Scientific Advisor
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University of Maryland Extension

Chestertown, MD

 
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Virginia Aquarium Marine Science Center

Virginia Beach, VA

 
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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Gloucester Point, VA

 
Scientific Advisor
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Virginia Oyster Trail

Virginia Beach, VA

 
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Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Beach, VA

 
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Walker's Seafood, LLC

Quinby, VA

 
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Ward Oyster Company

Gloucester, VA

 
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Washington College

Chestertown, MD

 
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Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

 
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Watermen’s Museum

Yorktown, VA