Eel Lake Oysters
Eel Lake, Nova Scotia

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Production: Farmed
Availability: Year Round (limited)
Size: 3"
Appearance: Deep tumbled cups, light brown shells
Flavor: Plump meats with a crunchy texture and a distinct grassy finish. 

Growout Method

Eel Lake Oysters spend their entire life floating on the surface in OysterGro cages. The surface offers nutrient rich waters and a natural tumbling action. Time to market: 3 years. 


site details

  • Salinity: 2.5% < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
  • Tides: 10 ft. tides refresh Eel Lake twice daily
  • Bottom Makeup: Silt tidal flats with some rocky ledge



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the grower

Nolan moved to Ste Anne du Ruisseau more that 25 years ago to raise his family. He built his home on the shores of Eel Lake and as he watched the lake he had a dream to one day make a living out of the bountiful waters. He watched oysters progress over the years and it was some time later that he finally decided to act on his “dream”.

Eel Lake Oyster Farm Ltd has been in operation since 1996 and has become more successful each year. Nolan feels confident that he will be able to produce oysters in Eel Lake for many years to come. Recently, he introduced floating bag technology which has reduced labour costs and this venture has proven phenomenal for growth and appearance