Broken Bay Pearl Oysters
Edible pearl oysters… the newest seafood in NSW
It may come as a surprise to learn that in the waters just north of Sydney, a native species of pearl oyster has been quietly growing some of the world’s finest Akoya pearls for the past 17 years.
Adding to this remarkable story for NSW is the fact that another rare treat from these pearl oysters will be soon be available as a new seafood delicacy is hitting the local market – Broken Bay Pearl Oyster.
Nestled in historic oyster farming heartland, Broken Bay Pearl Farm operates in the waters of both the Brisbane Waters and the lower Hawkesbury River. In recent days, the farm received the exciting news that after years in the making, the final approvals are now in place to sell Pinctada fucata pearl oysters as an entirely new seafood product to the market.
Just like a Sydney Rock Oyster, the Broken Bay Oyster can be eaten raw and whole. It’s flavour has been described as stronger than the very subtle ‘Pearl Meat’ (from Broome) and expressing the more typical salty flavours from the sea that oysters are famous for.