Sustainability

Sustainable farming from the beginning.

Hands holding oyster seedsSince our start, Fanny Bay Oysters has farmed with the future in mind. Over the last decade this legacy has continued as a part of the Taylor Shellfish family of farms, a 5th generation family owned company. Our ability to farm relies on clean waters and sustainable aquaculture activities. Because we grow our products from hatchery to harvest, we are able to ensure the whole process is completed using environmentally responsible practices. We believe in being active stewards of the marine environment. 

Shellfish are filter feeders.

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Unlike other forms of aquaculture we do not have to feed our crops. Oysters, clams, and mussels feed off algae in the water column and get all their food from the nutrient rich waters of the British Columbia. We rely on clean water and healthy ecosystems to keep our shellfish healthy and clean to eat. We actively educate our staff, customers, and communities about the importance of clean water, not only for our farms, but for all marine life.

We continue to educate our customers on how we can all contribute to the future of food.

hands holding an open oysterWe participate in research in order to increase our sustainable knowledge and improve our industry standards. Issues like ocean acidification, micro-plastics, and harmful algae detection are just a few of the research fields we support to better the environment. We also focus on innovative growing techniques to grow our farms as a renewable resource for generations to come.

We are growing our farms as the world's demand for a sustainable protein surges. People want to know where their food is coming from and we can show our farming processes from start to finish as a viable enduring practice that continues to adapt. As part of the British Columbia Shellfish Growers Association we are recognized as an Ocean Wise Certified producer and the Fanny Bay Oyster Bar is a Ocean Wise partner.

"We are constantly raising awareness about keep our waters clean and showing the results of a healthy environment in our shellfish."

Brian Yip - Fanny Bay General Manager

Around the Sound

04/07/2017

Kalguksu Clam Soup

03/02/2017

1st Place Smoked Oyster Poutine - Fanny Bay Oyster Bar