Imperial Eagle Oyster Flavor Profile Characteristics

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Imperial Eagle Oysters are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the British Columbia oyster appellations on the west side of Vancouver Island, BC. They are from Imperial Eagle Channel which is located about 80 miles north from the island’s southern tip. They are raised by the bag to beach method which combines two oyster farming methods. Rack & bag oysters are taken from their pampered environment and put into the beach cultured environment during their last 6 months before harvesting. This allows them to “toughen up” a bit, giving them stronger, less brittle shells and firmer meats.

They are from the Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) species and are a deep-cupped, plump oyster with a high brininess but mild flavor and light cucumber finish.


Imperial Eagle
Location Western Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Species Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas)
Oyster Availability September – July
Size up to 3″
Oyster Cultivation Bag to beach
Oyster Flavor Profile Imperial Eagle Oysters are a deep-cupped plump oyster with a high brininess but mild flavor and light cucumber finish.
Map See Imperial Eagle Oyster Map

See proper shellfish storage methods for the best way to maintain the shelf life and flavor of your oysters. Also, check-out our list of where to buy raw oysters.


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