Oyster

Oyster -  Crassostrea gigas

Alaska Oysters are prized for their flavor and texture and sweet plump meat.

Alaska farmers use suspended culture techniques. Oysters are raised in nets or trays hung from floating lines in waters that are up to 120 feet deep. These Oysters that live in the icy cold waters of Alaska feed continuously, and grow up with a large shells and deep cups holding a plump Oyster – perfect for half-shell serving. The flavor of Alaska Oysters is mild and delicate. A slightly sweet aftertaste comes from the extra glycogen that Alaska Oysters have.

Alaska Oysters are mainly harvested in coastal areas from Southeast Alaska to the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage as well as Kodiak Island.

Fast Facts

  • Prized for their flavor, texture, and plump meat.