CRCL’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program collects shell from New Orleans-area restaurants and uses that shell to restore oyster reefs that help protect Louisiana’s eroding coast line. Launched in June 2014, this is the first program of its kind in Louisiana, and it has collected thousands of tons of oyster shell.
Arnaud’s Restaurant • Borgne
Bourbon House • Compère Lapin • Cooter Brown’s Tavern and Oyster Bar
Desire Oyster Bar at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans
Drago’s Seafood Restaurant at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Elysian Seafood at the Auction House Market
It took thousands of people eating mounds of oysters for our Oyster Shell Recycling Program to have enough reclaimed oyster shell to construct our first oyster reef. This 360° video shows the construction of our first half-mile oyster reef using 1.7 million pounds of oyster shell collected from New Orleans restaurants.
Oyster Shell Recycling Program
CRCL's Oyster Shell Recycling Program is the first of its kind in Louisiana! Find out more about this simple and delicious way to help restore our coast.
OSRP Interactive Map
Travel to all the important places of our Oyster Shell Recycling Program - from your favorite oyster bars to the Buras boat harbor to the coastal waters of Biloxi Marsh. Check out our interactive map!