Bouctouche Bay offers a unique ecosystem that provides exceptional growing conditions for oysters with just enough wave action to form perfect shells and good quantities of
phytoplankton for feeding.
The dune serves as protection from the harshest elements and the bay provides just the right “pinch” of sea salt. All defining a unique taste experience of salty, sweet and nutty, for a perfect blend and balance.
GREAT LITTLE HARBOUR SEAFOOD COMPANY
Located in Bouctouche New Brunswick, Great Little Harbour is the processing facility of the Chebooktook Oyster.
Bouctouche Bay is protected by “La Dune de Bouctouche” a 9.7 KM long ridge of sand formed over centuries by the wind and stormy seas.
The dune has almost enclosed the bay area over most of it’s length leaving an opening at the mouth of the bay 1.8 km wide. The dune is still expanding today.
Adapted from the word “Terroir”, Meroir refers to the natural influence of tidal flows, sea beds, and aquatic culture that gives each oyster variety and each oyster farm area a unique flavor profile. The oyster is known to have “the taste of the ocean” because of this. Thus describing the uniqueness of the Chebooktook Oyster created by the ideal conditions of Bouctouche Bay.