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First cultivated in the mid-1990s, Pearl Bay Oysters have a distinct deep-cup shape and a delicate multi-colored shell that gleams with purple and hues of gold and ivory. Chefs love their beautiful presentation, and oyster connoisseurs around the world enjoy Pearl Bays for their balance of flavor. Their delicate meat provides a crisp brininess that is followed by a clean, slightly sweet melon or cucumber finish. It is this balance that also makes them an ideal entry-level oyster for consumers.
Naturally farmed in the deep cold waters off Sykes Island in Jervis Inlet just north of Vancouver, Pearl Bay Oysters are grown in trays suspended off the ocean floor on rafts or long-lines. The Pearl Bay Oysters is the pioneer brand of tray culture in Canada. The characteristics of a tray product are a deep cup; clean, barnacle free shell; and a weaker abductor muscle for easy shucking.
Pearl Bay Oysters are a product of Mac’s Oysters LTD, a fourth-generation family shellfish farm and the original shellfish processor in Fanny Bay, located in British Columbia.