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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: New York - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

2.836 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: Maryland - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.138 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Dredges (Vessel Towed)

Location

United States: Virginia - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.009 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: Virginia - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.138 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: South Carolina - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.488 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Dredges (Vessel Towed)

Location

United States: South Carolina - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.346 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Dredges (Vessel Towed)

Location

United States: Maryland - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.009 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oysters

Crassostrea spp., Ostrea spp., Saccostrea spp.

Method

Farmed

Off-Bottom Culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

6.69 / 10

Market Names

e.g., American Cupped Oysters, Chilean Oysters, Cluster Oysters, Edible Oysters, Giant Oysters, Kumamoto Oysters, New Zealand Rock Oysters, Olympia Oysters, Pacific Oysters, Portuguese Oysters, Sydney Rock Oysters

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

Canada - Gulf of St. Lawrence

Overall Rating

3.335 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

Abundance: stock status is unknown, but overfishing is unlikely.

 

Bycatch: Harvest method is selective and incurs minimal to zero bycatch. In addition, incidental catch can often be returned alive.


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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Dredges (Vessel Towed)

Location

United States: Delaware - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

4.288 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: Rhode Island - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.138 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Dredges (Vessel Towed)

Location

United States: North Carolina - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.009 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oysters

Crassostrea spp., Ostrea spp., Saccostrea spp.

Method

Farmed

Bottom Culture

Location

Worldwide

Overall Rating

6.69 / 10

Market Names

e.g., American Cupped Oysters, Chilean Oysters, Cluster Oysters, Edible Oysters, Giant Oysters, Kumamoto Oysters, New Zealand Rock Oysters, Olympia Oysters, Pacific Oysters, Portuguese Oysters, Sydney Rock Oysters

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Oyster, Eastern

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

United States: North Carolina - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

3.138 / 5

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Variety

Oyster, Kumamoto

Crassostrea gigas kumamoto

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Market Names

Oyster, Kaki

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how ASC Standards for Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Variety

Oyster, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

Market Names

Giant Oyster, Kaki, Japanese Oyster, Oyster

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends some, but not all Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how ASC Standards for Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oyster, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Wild

Off-Bottom Culture

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Market Names

Giant Oyster, Kaki, Japanese Oyster, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oyster, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Wild

Bottom Culture

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Market Names

Giant Oyster, Kaki, Japanese Oyster, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oyster, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Wild

Hand Implements

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Market Names

Giant Oyster, Kaki, Japanese Oyster, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oyster, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Wild

Bottom Culture

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Market Names

Giant Oyster, Kaki, Japanese Oyster, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oyster, Edible

Ostrea edulis

Method

Wild

Bottom Culture

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Market Names

European Flat Oyster, Kaki, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Variety

Oyster, American Cupped

Crassostrea virginica

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Market Names

American Cupped Oyster, Kaki, Cluster Oysters, Oyster

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends Canada Organic Certified Shellfish Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how Canadian Organic Standards for shellfish Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oyster, Edible

Ostrea edulis

Method

Wild

Dredges (Hand)

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Market Names

European Flat Oyster, Kaki, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oyster, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Wild

Bottom Culture

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Market Names

Giant Oyster, Kaki, Japanese Oyster, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Variety

Oyster, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Wild

Dredges (Hand)

Location

FAO Area 27 (Atlantic, Northeast)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dutch Oyster Association oyster

Market Names

Giant Oyster, Kaki, Japanese Oyster, Oyster

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Variety

Oyster, Pacific

Crassostrea gigas

Method

Farmed

All Production Methods

Location

Worldwide

Eco-Certification

Canada Organic (Biologique)

Market Names

Giant Oyster, Kaki, Japanese Oyster, Oyster

Summary

Rationale: Ocean Wise recommends Canada Organic Certified Shellfish Aquaculture. Click to learn more about how Canadian Organic Standards for shellfish Aquaculture were benchmarked to Ocean Wise.

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