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The life of the Royale Namibian Oyster begins as a tiny spore, grown in spats off the Swakopmund coast along the Benguela current. After the spats reach 10mm, we transport them to our farm in Luderitz, where they grow for 12 months, where they grow to almost market size.
Next, we transport them to Walvis Bay. In Afrikaans, Walvis Bay means Whales Bay. Here, the oysters grow in an unusual landscape, sharing the bay with dolphins, sea lions, and of course, whales.
The Benguela current: The ocean’s richest source of phytoplankton and oxygen
This means no other oysters are as well fed as ours. After, we transfer them to Walvis Bay, where the concentration of nutrients are some of the highest among all the coasts in Africa. This final stage is crucial; this is where they become a true Royale Namibian Oyster. In these nutrient rich waters, our oysters rapidly reach adult size, faster than in any other part of the world.
Ranging in sizes from 30 to 150 grams and available year round, there’s a Royale Namibian Oyster for every occasion. Whether you are looking for the best cocktail oysters for your raw bar, or a plump and meaty jumbo size for an oyster stew.
It sounds too good to be true, but the more top quality, succulent and delicious oysters we farm, the more we maintain the pristine quality of the waters where we grow our oysters. .
How is this possible? Oysters are the ocean’s natural filters. A single adult oyster can filter 96 liters of water a day. Unlike other filter feeders, oysters can fix excess nitrogen in the water. Imagine the positive impact hundreds of thousands of oysters have in a place like Walvis Bay.
Oysters are an ocean-friendly seafood that do not require any feed or chemicals to raise. Their only impact on the environment is a positive one. And because they are farm raised, they help reduce pressure on wild oysters, which are overfished in many parts of the world.