Welcome

Founded by Dr. Kelton Clark PhD and Peter Ettinger, OpenShell’s mission is to create sustainable growth of the shellfish aquaculture industry.

Open Shell is focused on creating sustainable growth in the shellfish aquaculture industry through our ability to identify and implement market-based solutions to industry challenges. We provide infrastructure and production support that removes bottlenecks to production and growth.

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While starting out in Maryland, Open Shell will change a national and international industry, creating sustainable growth of the oyster shellfish aquaculture business.

OpenShell’s Partners include:

  • True Aquafarms
  • True Chesapeake
  • Oysters Inc.
  • Morgan State University
  • College of Southern Maryland