Cape Breton Oysters
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Harvest Locations
North Harbour / Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Size and Availability
3 inches | June through January

Flavor Profile
Moderately briny, light with a fresh sea air finish.

Flavor Influenced By 

  • Salinity: 3.0% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: Medium tides - strong ocean influence balanced with minimal freshwater input
  • Bottom Makeup: Graveled bottom

Growout Method
Farmed in 5 to 10 ft. of water. Started in mesh bags and moved to the bottom for growout. Time to market: 4 years (due to frigid waters).