BC Beach Medium Oyster


Crassostrea gigas


  • Medium live beach oysters are between 4 and 5 inches long
  • This is the preferred size for grilling or baking
  • BC harvest date and area are indicated on the accompanying shellfish tag

Handling & Storage

  • Ensure all oysters are alive. Discard any that do not close when tapped with finger.
  • Store in cooler between 1° to 4° C, covered with a wet cloth and ice, and allow water to drain
  • Keep accompanying shellfish tag on file for 90 days

Seasonal Availability

Available fresh September to July

Flavour/Texture Profile

  • Mild to moderate flavour
  • Delicate to medium texture

Cooking Tips

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