Belle du Jour Oyster
- Specie:Crassostrea virginica
- Origin:New Brunswick, CA(CAN)
- Farmed: 4-6 years
- Average Size:3.25"
- Tides:Bouctouche Bay offers pristine waters and ideal conditions for the cultivation and consistency of our oysters. This unique ecosystem provides exceptional growing conditions for our oysters with just enough wave action to form perfect shells and good quantities of phytoplankton for feeding
- Bottom:Sand and rock bottom
In 1995, Serge LeBlanc, a graduate from the University of Moncton in biology, knew that the ideal conditions of Bouctouche Bay would allow the native oyster (crassostrea virginica) to be cultivated and served on dinner plates around the world.However, the road to get there has been a long and arduous one. His philosophy was to get the oysters off the sea floor, away from mud flats and position them at the right depth in the water column where phytoplankton is most abundant and with a little care, nature would do the rest.From that philosophy, Acadian Bay Enterpriseswas born. Over a span of 28 years, Serge LeBlanc, B.Sc., Biologist and designer of the original OysterGro System concept has perfected his growing methods and techniques to ensure the best quality and consistent oysters possible.
In 2016, the idea of marketing the perfect oyster from the perfect bay came to light with the building of a new plant called The Great Little Harbour Seafood Company. In a partnership with Alliance Seafood Inc., The Great Little Harbour Seafood Company shares Sergeʼs enthusiasm for the oyster, its quality and most importantly an all around gastronomic experience.