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Salish Sea Oyster

Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Oysterology

Product Specifications
  • Specie:
    Crassostrea gigas
  • Origin:
    Vancouver Island, British Columbia
    (CAN)
  • Farmed: 2 to 3 years
  • Average Size:
    2.75 inches
  • Available:
    August through May
Flavor Profile
Medium brine with a lingering cucumber finish.
Suggested Pairing:
Sancerre
Brine Intensity
Growout method
Cultured by the Pentlatch Tribe. Beach-grown and harvested by hand.
Site Details
  • Tides:
    Baynes Sound; medium tides and swift currents created by the narrow channel between Vancouver Island and the mainland.
  • Bottom:
    Pea gravel.
the Grower

Pentlatch Seafoods is a shellfish aquaculture corporation wholly owned by the K’omoks First Nation. Our oysters are cultivated on the beaches of British Columbia on sites located in the Comox Harbour, Royston and Baynes Sound. K’ómoks literally means the “Land of Plenty.” The K’ómoks First Nation, through their oral history, trace their habitation within their traditional territories back to the creation. Anthropological data shows the inhabitation of coastal people (Coast Salish) goes back at least 8,000 years, approximately to the time of the retreat from the last ice age. The K’ómoks First Nation today represents a historical blending of the descendants of the Island K’ómoks and Puntledge (Pentlatch) tribes.