Caraquet Oysters

Harvest Locations
Caraquet Region / Northumberland Strait - New Brunswick, Canada

Size and Availability
2.75 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
Briny with mineral and seaweed hints. A clean salty finish.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.1% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Currents from Northumberland Straight sweep by the Cape, providing cool plankton-rich water
  • Bottom Makeup: Hard packed red clay with eel grass

Growout Method
Spat is collected on Chinese hats and grown out in floating oyster trays. The seed is then moved to cages for growout and tumbled often.