Oyster Shuck-a-thon gives back
BALTIMORE, Md. – Three thousand oysters shucked in 12 hours. That’s the feat Dan Worrell, with the oyster recovery partnership, is going to try to pull off tomorrow during a Shuck-a-thon, as they try to raise funds on Giving Tuesday.
Some of the oysters will be donated as oyster stew to Paul’s Place, a homeless services organization in Baltimore. With the recent shortage of oyster shells, which are needed to grow more oysters, officials say this event will also aide in helping the oyster industry recover from the pandemic.
Partnerships for this Shuck-a-thon say they hope this will bring future events and more attention to the industry on the eastern shore.
Owner and operator of Shell and Barrel, Dan Worrel says, “not many crops out there know the more you grow the more beneficial it is to the environment and people oysters a keystone species and without them, the Chesapeake bay wouldn’t be what it is, the shore wouldn’t be what it is.”
The Shuck-a-thon will be December 1st, from 8 am to 8 pm at Phillips Seafood in Baltimore, but they will be streaming it virtually online.