Goose Point Oyster
- Specie:Crassostrea gigas
- Origin:Willapa Bay, WA(USA)
- Farmed: 2 to 3 years
- Average Size:2.75 inches
- Tides:Willapa Bay; shallow estuary with interweaving river ways; a daily 6 to 10-foot tidal exchange in the bay.
- Bottom:Tidal mud flats.
In 1975, David and Maureene Nisbet began farming a mere 10 acres of tideland in the southwest corner of Washington known as Willapa Bay. Selling totes of iced oysters out of the back of a single pickup truck, the Nisbet Oyster Co., Inc. quickly captivated the taste buds if not the hearts of local seafood connoisseurs from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR and beyond.
It was a 400-square-foot processing plant that really put Nisbet on the map. Before long, the family was using new and improved technology to sell quality farmed shell-stock oysters and shucked oysters. Today, daughter Kathleen helps guide the day-to-day operations at Goose Point, which is now a much larger operation.