I have created Choice Oyster's Best Management Practice's (BMP's) from the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association (ECSGA) guidelines. This is a list of voluntary procedures that I follow to improve production while preserving the environment and relationships with neighboring farmers and home owners.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. Their recommendations indicate which seafood items are "Best Choices," "Good Alternatives," and which ones you should "Avoid."
Remember, the oysters found on the east coast are Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) For Seafood Recommendations, enter "oysters" in the seafood search. You'll be happy you did!