Glacier Point Oysters
Halibut Cove, Alaska

Glacier Point Oysters are grown in Kachemak Bay, Alaska at one of the most pristine and northernmost oyster farms in the world.


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: May - January
Size: 2.75 inches 
Appearance:
Petite, fluted white and black shells
Flavor: Dynamic brine with a gentle crunch and clean vegetal finish

Growout Method

Hatchery seed is suspended in deepwater trays and tumbled often to harden shells.


location

site details 

  • Salinity: 3.5% = 3.5% full oceanic salinity (2.5% during the summer due to glacial melt)
  • Tides: 30 ft. tides exchange food and nutrients continuously
  • Bottom Makeup: Rocky bottom covered with glacial silt

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the grower

We began farming in Alaska in 2007 after moving from Maine where we produced Georges River Oysters. We were drawn to Alaska for its beauty, adventure, and challenge. That is definitely what we got raising oysters, mussels, and children in remote Alaska. We love farming here. With 30' tides, abundance of wildlife, and numerous challenges, there is a lot of excitement and pride bringing our shellfish to the table. There is nothing better than growing shellfish as a family, straight out of Alaskan waters, surrounded by glaciers, forest, and mountains.

Greg and Weatherly Bates
Alaska Shellfish Farms