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Blish Point Oyster

Barnstable, MA
Our Blish Point Oysters have deep cups and clean shells, making them one of the best cocktail oysters harvested out of Barnstable Harbor. The harbor’s swift currents naturally tumble the oysters and bring plenty of food to keep them plump, happy, and full.


Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea virginica
  • Origin:
    Barnstable, MA
  • Farmed: 16 to 20 months
  • Average Size:
    2.75+ inches
  • Available:
Flavor Profile
Creamy, sweet, pillowy meats with a classic Cape Cod brine and seaweed finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Dry champagne
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Oyster seed is upwelled, then grown in suspended mesh bags, and finally moved to growout trays.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Barnstable Harbor; 10-foot tidal range from Cape Cod Bay with freshwater inputs from nearby creeks
  • Bottom:
    Clean, sandy bottom with large thatch beds.
the Grower

David Cranshaw is an enterprising industry veteran who recognized early on that shellfish aquaculture was the future. He got his start working in New Bedford (Massachusetts), the nation’s largest seafood port by dollar volume, unloading boats and processing the catch from those boats. He witnessed overfishing firsthand, including the collapse of the cod fishery. He operated a quahog nursery and later farmed quahogs to maturity before transitioning to oyster aquaculture.

In 2016, David partnered with Pangea Shellfish Company to start Blish Point Oyster Farm. Today, he runs the farm with a dedicated team. When discussing the practice of oyster farming David says, “I love making something grow, it’s gratifying." He enjoys being on the water (even on rough days), the solitude, and the beauty of Cape Cod Bay.