Gigamoto Oysters
Baynes Sound, British Columbia


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: Year-round
Size: 2.5 inches 
Appearance:  Clean, Polished Look, Fluted Shells
Flavor: Sweet and sour brine with a gentle mineral finish

Growout Method
Cultured/beach-grown and tumbled to mimic the looks of Kumamoto's. Harvested by hand.


location

site details 

  • Salinity: 2.8% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Medium tides with some freshwater input
  • Bottom Makeup: Pea gravel

the grower

Salish Seafoods

Salish Seafoods was originally known as Harstine Oyster Company (HOC) and was purchased by the Squaxin Island Tribe in the early 1970s. The property consists of six acres of waterfront property on the western shore of Harstine Island in South Puget Sound. Salish Seafoods also grows oysters on 41 acres of tidelands on pristine Squaxin Island which is unihabited tribal reservation land. Our environmentally friendly product is hand-seeded, hand-picked, hand-shucked and hand-packed at the 4,000 square-foot processing facility. No dredging is allowed during any stage of processing.