With fishing in his blood, it had long since been a dream for Nolan D’Eon to make a living from the waters of the lake he lives on. In 1995, he decided to make that dream a reality and has been "living the dream" ever since.
Eel Lake Oyster Farm Ltd has become a major producer of the Atlantic Oyster commonly known as American or Eastern oysters. In the waters of Eel Lake more than three million oysters can be found. It takes about three years for an oyster to reach market size and due to hard work, determination and a relentless quest for quality, this success story results in a delicious oyster with a taste so intense that after trying one, you will wipe the juice off your chin and look for another!
Nolan feels confident that he will be able to produce oysters in Eel Lake for many years to come. Recently, he introduced floating bag technology which has reduced labour costs and this venture has proven phenomenal for growth and appearance.
Visitors are welcome to tour his site and take a trip by boat to see the oyster habitat and its stages of growth. So, drop by for a tour or a sample - you'll find the "Oysterman" usually in the midst of a gathering, shucking his Ruisseau Oyster and yarning about a story or two that relates to his labour of love.