Seed Sales


Oyster Seed Sales

To place an order for oyster seed please email us at info@hoopersisland.com, or call 410-397-3664 Seed is sold by the thousand, orders for seed require 60 days advance notice. Please call or email to inquire availability.

Hoopers Island Oyster Co. sells high quality oyster larvae and seed ranging from 1 mm – 24 mm for commercial aquaculture farms and oyster gardeners.

Offering a wide range of strains and sizes to meet the needs of various regions and grow out conditions, Hoopers uses state of the art technology and grow out gear to ensure our animals are healthy, fast growing and consistent.

We produce a variety of strains using broodstock from the VIMS breeding program. Disease resistant strains include DBY, LOLA, HANA and Crossbreed. We strive to produce all strains on a consistent basis.

Our two products are: Eyed larvae and cultchless seed. 

The eyed larvae has a range of setting rates averaging 15-20% with an average of 18-20%.

Cultchless oyster seed is available in a range of sizes from 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24 mm through November. All seed sizes are given for the size of the screen in which they retain on; actual shell size will be larger.

The larvae and seed program serves the aquaculture industry and produces natural triploids under contract with the College of William and Mary. All strains above are available as natural triploids. For more information on disease resistant strains visit VIMS or contact Hoopers Island.

For pricing and availability of larvae or seed please contact Jordan Shockley, Senior Manager Oyster Production at jlshockley@hoopersisland.com or (410)-397-3664.


A 25% non-refundable deposit is required when the order is placed. The time it will take for orders to be ready will vary. Most order will be filled with in the 30 day turn-around. During April – Sept some orders could be filled immediately. Orders for delivery will have shipping costs added to the final invoice. All sales must be PAID IN FULL before product will be released. Payments can be made to HIOAC by money order or by credit card.


In the event that you cancel your order, you will forfeit your deposit.

Cultchless Seed Prices

3 mm Triploid DR       $0 (1000)     $0 (10,000)    $0 (50,000)    $0 (100,000)

6 mm Triploid DR      $0 (1000)     $0 (10,000)     $0 (50,000)   $0 (100,000)

9 mm Triploid DR      $0 (1000)     $0 (10,000)     $0 (50,000)   $0 (100,000)

13 mm Triploid DR   $0 (1000)     $0 (10,000)     $0 (50,000)   $0 (100,000)

Triploid Disease Resistant are natural triploids produced under license from 4Cs Breeding Technologies, Inc.Oyster 




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