West Mersea Rock Oysters
£0.80 – £1.10
West Mersea oysters, are grown in the creeks of West Mersea, Essex. They are often moved several times in their life, before being finally sold. They start as young spat on the main wild beds, and then are often fished and laid up the warm shallow creeks, where the food is plentiful. Here they fatten well and are finished before being harvested. They are mostly fished off the beds by boat, but on occasion are also handpicked off the shores. Their shells are very strong, and they have an exceptional shelf life.