Rocky Shore Oyster – Rocky Bay, PEI, Canada
Rocky Bay...there is probably no other place quite like it anywhere. From the tip of the bay at Hell's Point to the other side at Battery Point, this is one unique area. During prohibition, Rocky Bay was a safe haven for local smugglers plying the treacherous south coast of Prince Edward Island. This was because locals were the only ones who knew the bay well enough not to founder on the many rocks. If you notice the mermaid on the box, legend says she stands guard like a beacon keeping mariners safe. As for the oyster, you can expect a nice 3" to 3 ½" round shape with a deep cup bursting with salty liquor. Rocky Shores are harvested by tonging from flat-bottom oyster dories. The heavy current in the bay constantly keeps rolling them around which gives the nice round shape. When you fish these oysters, you are lucky to get one oyster every second or third “dip” of the tongs; this makes for a slow painstaking process, but well worth it. An average oyster in your box will be 4 to 5 years old.