Born in Cape Breton, Alex Dunphy has lived on South Harbour, 3km south of Cape North, his entire life. Alex, his wife Susan & their four sons' have been involved in the oyster industry since 1985. With a growing demand for high quality product, the Dunphy's trademarked the name "Aspy Bay Oyster".
The Dunphy's hold a processors & exporters' license ensuring the oysters go directly to market fresh and in excellent condition. By owning a federally licensed processing plant, the Dunphy's must meet the high standards of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency guaranteeing a safe product. Alex selects and gathers the oysters by hand, Susan then sorts and grades them.
Juvenile oysters going into upweller
We are now Upwelling our oysters. By growing juvenile oysters in tanks within a wharf system with pumps. The pumps provide a constant supply of nutrient rich rapid flowing water. All the juvenile oysters need to do is open up and feed. This system produces hearty oysters with a higher survival rate in a shorter period of time.
Oyster farm tours available on request.
Many of the restaurants along the Cabot Trail and in downtown Toronto serve "Aspy Bay Oysters". But if you are in the area you can enjoy our Aspy Bay Oysters at the HIDEAWAY CAMPGROUND & OYSTER MARKET. When in season Atlantic Snow Crab and Atlantic Lobsters are also available.