Est. 2010

How we’re different:
  • We hire employees who care and are passionate about our customers’ success
  • We source unique and classic shellfish only from trusted, vetted farmers and suppliers
  • We provide a consultative and customized approach to developing a shellfish program based on quality, taste, and customer profitability
  • We are flexible with order processing and available to our customers day and night
  • We optimize our just-in-time inventory system from our strategic locations in Jessup, MD and Portland, ME.


We work with farmers throughout North America to bring our customers a balanced portfolio of shelled and shucked oysters with very different looks and tastes.

Our Oysters


We work exclusively with partners in MA and VA who fully control an integrated vertical network and multiple state-of-the-art operations facilities.

Our Scallops


We work with partners to provide domestic and overseas fresh, frozen, and pasteurized crab meat as well as local fresh and frozen Chesapeake soft shell crabs.

Our Crab


We work with partners in Maine and Canada to bring our customers sustainably fished whole lobster, tails, and cooked or raw meat.

Our Lobster


We work with farmers and harvesters from all over to bring our customers clean, silt-free, and fresh clams to include an array of species.

Our Clams


We partner with growers and harvesters in North America to provide our customer fresh, clean, and full mussels.

Our Mussels


We continue to add complementary products to our portfolio as a way to help our customers stand out among the competition.

Specialty Products


We provide personalized, full service oyster shucking and serving bars for all your special event and raw bar needs.

Shore Pearl Oyster Bar


What started out as a hobby oyster farm on the Chesapeake Bay has led to a rapidly growing shellfish sourcing and distribution company driven by our customers’ success.

Our ultimate mission is to source and distribute the most exceptional and freshest shellfish products in the industry so that our customers can more effectively differentiate themselves from the competition.


War Shore
December 12, 2017

Shore Pearl Oyster Bar

SHORE PEARL OYSTER BAR War Shore Trading Co. offers personalized, full service oyster shucking and serving bars for all your special event needs. From casual get-togethers and corporate events to elegant weddings and dinner parties, War Shore’s Shore Pearl Oyster Bar is the perfect complement to any menu at your…
War Shore
August 6, 2018


CHESAPEAKE BAY OYSTERS Oysters are what built our company and where we continue to focus most of our sourcing efforts. From our humble beginnings growing our own oysters on Virginia’s Pungoteague Creek to becoming the very best at sourcing the finest oysters in North America, War Shore is committed to…
blogCase Study
November 20, 2019

Case Study: 1000 Pounds of Crawfish for the Weekend

Case Study 1000 lbs of Crawfish for the Weekend Challenge:    One of the busiest seafood restaurant groups in Washington, DC was looking for 1000 pounds of live, Louisiana crawfish for a large, event for the upcoming weekend. The busy Chef did not like the product he received from another…