AN OYSTER’S LIFE STARTS HERE
The hatchery at Blue Island Oysters is where all the cool science stuff happens. Chefs, food writers, and oyster enthusiasts from around the world have come to our facility in West Sayville, New York to witness first hand how oyster seeds are produced. Visitors to the hatchery and nursery learn how male and female oysters are spawned, how free-swimming larvae are set on ground oyster shells and even observe baby oysters under a microscope. Seawater and sunshine are all we need to produce millions and millions of baby oysters.