Village Bay Oysters
New Brunswick, Canada


Oysterology 

Production: Farmed
Availability: January through May
Size: 2.75 inches
Appearance: Deep uniform cups, white and brown shells
Flavor: Medium salinity with a bright clean finish.


SITE DETAILS

  • Salinity: 2.5% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Phytoplankton-rich waters
  • Bottom Makeup: Clay and graveled bottom.

Growout Method
 

Cages are suspended underneath a network of buoys. Once market size, transferred to trays anchored to the bottom. Harvested by hand. Time to market: 4-6 years.

Harvest Locations
Bedec Bay -- Northumberland Strait, New Brunswick


the grower

King Family

The King family has been in the seafood business for six decades.  The family started out in the lobster business, operated a substantial lobster processing facility and grew a few oysters on the side.  In the mid-nineties, the family ceased lobster operations and began growing oysters as their primary business. The company is currently run by Danny King (son of the founder) and is Canada’s largest oyster operation by acres farmed.