Silver medal oysters

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
7 September 2006, at 1:00am

AUSTRALIA - Brendan Guidera believes Coffin Bay is the best place in Australia to grow oysters so it should come as no surprise that the Coffin Bay oyster farm he owns with his brothers Nick and Tony has just won silver in the Sydney Royal Aquaculture Competition. Pacific oysters grown by Pristine Oyster Farm at Coffin Bay have won the top award in the competition for the past four years: silver in 2005 and 2006 (no gold was awarded), and gold in 2003 and 2004. Mr Guidera said the oysters were judged on flavour, sweetness, taste, aftertaste, richness, dryness and visual condition. The brothers have been farming oysters for 12 years, starting in Cowell and expanding to Coffin Bay six years ago. Currently they only export about seven per cent of their stock but the company is looking to grow this side of the business. Source: Port Lincoln