La Saint Simon Oyster

The La Saint Simon Oyster from Shippagan, New Brunswick is one-of-a-kind oyster because it has an amazingly dynamic flavor -- wonderful briny start, then transforms on the palate into sweet, buttery goodness down the throat. Describing it in words does not do it justice.

Oysterology Details

Harvest Locations
Saint Simon Bay / Shippagan - New Brunswick, Canada

Size and Availability
2.5 inches | Year-round

Flavor Profile
A dynamic cool and sharp brine, with supple meat and a sweet mineral finish

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 2.3% to 2.7% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: 5 ft. tides fed from Chaleur Bay
  • Bottom Makeup: Eelgrass beds

Growout Method
Seed is produced in their own hatchery during the winter. In May, 2mm seed is transferred to upwellers. Seed is moved to floating bags at 7mm in size and grown out using surface culture methods. Time to market: 4 to 6 years.