Oyster Farmers and Guests Join Littoral Society for Evening on the Hook

The “Shuck It, Don’t Chuck It!” (SIDCI) shell recycling program’s first Oyster Evening was a hit. Held at McFly’s On The Hook, the evening involved a viewing of the film, “The Oyster Farmers”, which features our own, Captain Al Modjeski, and our partner, Barnegat Oyster Collective (BOC). Hors d’ oeuvres were served throughout the evening, including oysters provided and shucked by staff from BOC, who also followed up the film with an active Q&A session.

We discussed New Jersey’s growing aquaculture industry, the Littoral Society’s Operation Oyster and “Shuck It, Don’t Chuck It!” programs, as well as how oysters can play a key role in cleaning the state’s bays and estuaries, while also protecting shorelines from storms. Then concluded the evening just in time to catch a great sunset on Sandy Hook.

See More Pictures from the Oyster Evening on the Hook.

The SIDCI program also held its first trivia night, “What the Shell?!,” at The Whitechapel Projects, of Long Branch. Participants had the opportunity to receive Littoral Society merch such as T-shirts, stickers, and pins in each of the three rounds of the event.

Keep an eye out for future hostings of these SIDCI events and others by signing up for the Society’s monthly e-newsletter or checking the events tab on our website.

In other news, SIDCI welcomes its newest business participant, Shore Fresh Seafood Market & Restaurant, of Pt. Pleasant, who donated their first 50lbs of oyster shells during the last week of June.

If you’re interested in gathering more information on this program, such as upcoming events and how to get involved, please visit our shell recycling webpage.

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