Compass Point
Samish Bay, Washington


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: Year Round
Size: 3 inches
Appearance: Shades of off white. stripes of deep red
Flavor: A nice briny oyster that finishes with a melon flavor. 

 

     


    growout method

    Seed is grown in bags in the intertidal zone. The bags are naturally tumbled by the tides and wave action. Time to market is 2-3 years. 


    location

    site details

    Salinity: 2.8% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
    Tides: Medium tides, but strong currents typical of Samish Bay. 
    Bottom Makeup: Clean sandy bottom