Fiddler's Cove Oyster
- Specie:Crassostrea virginica
- Origin:Falmouth, MA(USA)
- Farmed: 2 to 3 years
- Average Size:2.75 inches, 3.5 inches
- Available:April through December
- Tides:Megansett Harbor; strong tidal influence from Buzzards Bay and adjacent freshwater sources.
- Bottom:Sandy bottom.
While our main focus at Ward Aquafarms is on producing the best tasting oysters around, we also put significant effort on researching new species to culture, designing new culture methods, and expanding aquaculture production in New England. We have been growing bay scallops since 2014, and our farm has the only floating downweller scallop nursery system in operation.
Dan Ward, the farm's owner, received his M.S. from the University of New Hampshire in zoology, focusing on offshore submerged deep-water aquaculture, and he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Rhode Island in aquaculture nutrition and immunology in 2013. He has researched micro and macroalgae as well as multiple aspects of shellfish production while a research assistant at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. Dan has been funded for several grants focusing on increasing the sustainability of aquaculture farming operations in the Northeast.