Olde Salts Oysters (Crassostrea Virginica & Mercenaria)
Olde Salts oysters grow on the island of Chincoteague which sits cozily within a virtual cocoon of protected lands. These bivalves grow on some 55,000+ acres of pristine maritime forests, salt marshes, dunes, and beaches – making it the largest natural barrier island ecosystem in the Middle Atlantic States.
Restoring Native Species
The mission of Rappahannock Oyster Co. Is to resurrect the native Bay oyster and put it back on the map. Oyster aquaculture held the promise of repairing the Bay, as a single oyster filters 50 gallons of water a day and provides habitat for countless species. The oysters are grown in open water, right next to the wild oysters – the only difference being Olde Salts grow in cages so that come harvest time there’s no destruction of the fragile river-bottom.
As a 100% transparent and sustainable seafood supplier, Royal Hawaiian was one of the first seafood processors in the country to collaborate with the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch program to ensure that we only sell products from fisheries that are responsibly harvested or aquacultured.