Producer: Jule Gilfillan   Videographer/Editor: Michael Bendixen   Audio: William Ward   Animation: MacGregor Campbell  
Photos Courtesy of: Jesse Hayes, National Library of Australia, Tucker Wachsmuth


Oysters, like wine, take their distinctive flavor from the aquaculture of their home bays.

Oyster Farming on Netarts Bay, Oregon

Oyster Farming on Netarts Bay, Oregon

Oregon Field Guide

Oyster Farmer Rita Welch using sustainable, natural methods to grow oysters locally.

Oyster Farmer Rita Welch using sustainable, natural methods to grow oysters locally.

Oregon Field Guide

 

 

 

We visit a small oyster farm on Netarts Bay, an oyster hatchery as well as the largest shellfish producer in the US to learn how these delectable marine animals are seeded, grown, and savored for their unique “merior.”

 

 

 

Resources and Information

Oregon State University Research Site
Oyster lavae, being carefully nurtured at the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery.

Oyster lavae, being carefully nurtured at the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery.

Oregon Field Guide

Taylor Shellfish, a fifth-generation family owned company, is now the largest producer of farmed shellfish in North America

Taylor Shellfish, a fifth-generation family owned company, is now the largest producer of farmed shellfish in North America

Oregon Field Guide