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Success With Premium Oysters

AUSTRALIA - When Amde Savoie started La Maison BeauSoleil to farm oysters in 1998, he knew he would have to wait at least three years for his first harvest to begin marketing, writes Rebecca Penty.

According to the NB BusinessJournal news item, nearly a decade on, the company's cutting-edge technology, the recent discovery of a pearl in one of its mollusks and research and advertising trips around the world, has meant its specialty "cocktail" oysters are getting a lot of attention.

"We should mark 10 million oysters (exported) in the next two years," Savoie, BeauSoleil's vice-president and general manager, told the journal.

The company landed an award last weekend from the Conseil conomique Du Nouveau-Brunswick Inc. for the best member company with revenue under $5 million this year for its development of a new export for New Brunswick, use of technology and an innovative approach to business.

"They're one of the first, if not the first, to grow oysters in New Brunswick," said Anne Hbert, general manager of the francophone business development agency.

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