The Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company, co-owned by Johnny Shockley and Ricky Fitzhugh, spearheaded Dorchester County's innovative aquaculture movement using the latest technologies.
Shockley and Fitzhugh renovated an old wholesale fish market, bought equipment and began raising oysters on their newly-leased grounds. Both of them are developing a company that will provide the infrastructure to support a new approach of producing oysters on the Chesapeake, thus also boosting economic growth.
Federal Programs Related to - Environmental & Sustainable Design
Programs that are responsible for designing, developing, maintaining and improving livable urban, suburban and rural environments. ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities; Architectural Accessibility; Barrier Free Design; Ecodevelopment; Ecologically Sustainable Design; Handicapped Accessibility, Pedestrian Facilities Design; Permaculture; Resource Stewardship; Sustainable Design, Sustainable Development
Federal Programs Related to - Botanical & Aquatic Gardens
Programs that plant, maintain and display for public study and enjoyment collections of flowers, trees, shrubs and ground cover, some of which are rare and exotic. Natural Resources Conservation & Protection Programs that relate to the natural environment and its conservation, use, and improvement. Conservation; Environmental Protection; Natural Resources Management; Nonrenewable Resources
Russell James, a famed fashion photographer, started Nomad Two Worlds (N2W), an idea that stemmed from Russell’s Australian roots where he witnessed the culture clash between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia.
An Innovative Aquaculture Movement in Dorchester County