Innovators of Sustainable Shellfish Farming

three-fishermen-walking-beach.jpgAs a company whose product relies on clean water and healthy ecosystems, we have long been stewards of the marine environment. Sustainability is not only important to our day-to-day operations, but also to planning for our future. It is our goal to protect the environment that our livelihoods depend on so we can continue to farm the tidelands for another 120 years!


Taylor Shellfish is committed to clean water issues, like ocean acidification which is a major threat to our shellfish. We have been on the forefront of the issue since it surfaced in our shellfish hatcheries a few years ago, decimating our baby oysters.  Our efforts have even attracted international attention and Bill Dewey, Senior Director of Public Affairs, was invited to speak about ocean acidification in front of the United Nations last year.

All Taylor Shellfish products are certified by Food Alliance, a sustainable agriculture third-party certifier.

stacks-of-shellfish-on-pallets.jpgOur clams, mussels, oysters are also considered “best choices” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program.

Taylor Shellfish is also proud to announce that all of our clam, oyster, and geoduck farms are certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), a leading international third-party certifier of responsibly farmed seafood. We are working to certify all of our farms, which represent multiple unique regions of the West Coast, through the ASC program.

"This achievement distinguishes Taylor Shellfish as an innovator in the seafood market and is proof of their strong commitment to responsible farming and good social practices. We are thrilled they have become the first farm in the United States to join the program. The U.S. is a hugely important market in terms of global aquaculture consumption and, by partnering with industry leaders such as Taylor Shellfish, we can make a strong case that responsibly farmed fish is better for business and better for the environment."

Chris Ninnes - CEO of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council

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