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We have never had a finer, more delectable oyster served in our restaurant. Our customers are impressed. Cortes oysters are the only oysters I'd buy.  

- Dennis Vaughan, President, North Island Chefs Association.

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Cortes Island Shellfish Interpretive Center And Web Site

A tribute to Cortes Island

The words "Cortes Island" and "quality shellfish" are synonymous in many parts of the world. Cortes Island shellfish growers pride themselves in their ability to grow and harvest a superior product from the pristine waters of British Columbia's north-central coast.

Feature Article Potential for the Shellfish Industry on Cortes island

Two years ago, in an article published on www.cortesshellfish.ca entitled "The State of the Shellfish Industry on Cortes Island," I pointed out some of the problems facing the Shellfish Industry, and stressed the need for immediate change. Much has happened since then; some positive, some less so.

By Marcel Creurer

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Cortes Island Tides
Approximate high and low tides for today and tomorrow
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The environmental conditions that make good oysters are those we should strive for. Oyster health is an indication of how well we are looking after the water.
Featured Recipe
Barbecued Oysters Asian Delight
Fred Picard, Picard's B&B
  • 7/8 cu (200 ml) sesame oil
  • 7/8 cu (200 ml) Tamari sauce
  • 1 medium fresh ginger root, finely chopped
  • 2 bulbs fresh garlic
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan; bring to slow boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 1 hour. Remember to stir sauce vigorously before spooning over oyster.

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