Nestled into a cold pristine bay on Merasheen Island, the Newfoundland oysters reap the benefits from the Labrador Sea and Arctic currents.
Floating rafts for oysters make no contact with the seafloor, and thus the shellfish are harvested with little to no bycatch or environmental damage. As filter feeders, oysters do not require any external feed (they extract nutrition from plankton in the seawater), which means no pressure is put on wild fish stocks for feed. Farming shellfish even offers ecosystem benefits by reducing the nutrient load in the water.
Water Temperature: 2°-20°
Tides: 6-8 feet high; currents come from Labrador Sea and the Arctic
Growth Time: 4-5 years