Our Company was started in August of 2014 by Mike Hargett and Allen Aldridge as a wholly owned subsidary of Turtle Reef International, LLC doing business as Jarrett Bay Oysters.  It is our intention to grow some of the finest oysters  on the East Coast,  We are also interested in helping to improve the waters in Jarrett Bay because every oyster filters 50 gallons of water daily.  Imagine what 1,500,000 oysters filtering 75,000,000 gallons of water each day would do to the water quality in Jarrett Bay.

Our strategy is to buy spat (baby oysters) and to grow those spat into large single oysters.  We hope to expand our site to the full 4.61 acres as soon as possible and to produce between 1,500,000 and 3,000,000 oysters each year.  We plan to expand the local oyster market through restaurants serving Carteret Catch and to export our oyster to other cities in North Carolina as well as surrounding states.

Mike and Allen were both retired and living on Hoffman Beach Rd when they decided to go back to work building a business by raising oysters here in Carteret County.  Allen was 79 and Mike was 66 so they both figured it would be a good business to keep them healthy for when they get old.