ShanDaph oysters is the only solar powered oyster farm in Atlantic Canada.
ShanDaph Oysters was established in May of 1999, but its roots reach back over thirty years.Owner/Operator Philip Docker’s grandparents helped to reestablish the growing and the harvesting of oysters on the pristine shores of Big Island, Nova Scotia. Over the decades, the native oyster seed they set in the 1960s and 1970s has matured into productive oyster beds. ShanDaphs are housed in growout units suspended in a water column, where they feed on the nutrient-rich waters of the ShanDaph farm. By completing the growth process suspended in the rich tidal waters of Big Island, ShanDaph ensures optimum growth conditions from the time they are set at less than a millimeter in size, to harvest at over 76 millimeters in size. The total process takes between three to five years.