Our hatcheries utilize best practices in humane husbandry. We expertly manage the growth cycle of our oysters, clams, mussels, and steelhead in healthy, controlled environments. We are the only company in North America with an SQF Level III certification in shellfish.

The First and Only BAP Four-Star Oysters in the World!

 

Four-star is the highest designation in the BAP (Best Aquaculture Practices) third-party certification program. For “fed” species, it signifies that a product originated from a BAP-certified processing plant, was sourced from a BAP-certified farm, and has utilized seed and feed from BAP-certified hatcheries. BAP’s mollusk farm standards contain many specifications for responsible stocking rates and monitoring of natural feeding processes, BAP has certified Pacific Seafood to offer four-star BAP oysters as opposed to just three-star BAP oysters.

Pacific Seafood’s BAP-certified oyster processing plant and farm are located in South Bend, Washington, while the state-of-the-art BAP-certified oyster hatchery is located in Quilcene, Washington. At our hatchery, advanced technology, experienced technicians, and a superb natural environment have combined to make it one of the world’s largest shellfish hatcheries capable of producing over 50 billion oyster larvae (diploid and triploid) per year.