Pemaquid Oysters
Damariscotta River, Maine

A "Maine institution" well-known for their full meats, pristine flavor, and hearty shells, Pemaquid Oysters are one of the Northeast's most beloved bivalves. These are a Pangea favorite grown by Dodge Cove Oysters, one of the first oyster farms in Maine.


Oysterology 

Production: Farmed
Availability: April through December
Size: 
3.75 inches
Appearance: White shells, deep uniform cups
Flavor: Deep and meaty with a powerful brine. 

 

 


site details

  • Salinity: 3.2% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Large 10 ft. tides provide strong marine influence and introduces an abundance of food
  • Bottom Makeup: A thin layer of silt over marine clay

Growout Method
 

Their own prized seed is grown in floating bags to 2 inches, and then planted on the bottom. Time to market: 3 to 4 years. (Colder water = slower growth = harder shell!)


the grower

Located in mid-coast Maine, Muscongus Bay Aquaculture comprises a shellfish hatchery and two farms. At their hatchery, on the Medomak River, they have been producing high-quality, fast-growing, and disease-resistant shellfish seed for growers up and down the east coast for over 15 years.

On their two farms on the Damariscotta River they grow a variety of prized Maine oysters.

The Muscongus crew of highly experienced, enthusiastic, and friendly staff are dedicated to ensuring a reliable supply of great shellfish products.