Salish Sea Oysters
Baynes Sound - British Columbia, Canada


oysterology

Production: Farmed
Availability: Year-round
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Clean, Polished Look, Fluted Shells  
Flavor: Medium brine with a lingering cucumber finish.

 

 


site details

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

Growout Method
 

Cultured by the Pentlatch Tribe. Beach-grown and harvested by hand.


the grower

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.