We work with oyster farmers all along the NSW coast – from Bateman’s Bay to Nambucca Heads. While each of our farmers in NSW has their own unique story and approach to farming, they do have one thing in common: a passion for oysters.
Matt Wassnig of Prime Water Oysters in Nambucca Heads constantly strives to produce the best product possible. He started off working in research, trying to figure out better ways to grow seafood. But he realizsd he wasn’t suited to the lab, and decided to become an oyster farmer, where he puts his skills to even better use.
Unlike Matt, Brandon Armstrong always wanted to work in oyster farming. Having grown up on the pristine Camden Haven River, oyster farming seemed a natural career choice. He and his brother run Armstrong Oysters together, hand grading and carefully packing their fresh oysters to be shipped to restaurants around Australia.
David Tunstead also shares his passion for oysters with his family. As a fifth generation oyster farmer, it’s in his blood. Their business, Tunstead Oysters, adopts a unique method of growing oysters in floating bags. Although it takes more time and labour, David knows it pays off – their oysters are much sought after around the country.
Having worked in pathology, web design and entertainment, oyster farming was a bit of an odd choice for James Wood from Rockin’ Oysters. But to him it was the logical way to feed his soul – with water, boats, sun, beach and fishing. His farm, in Dunbogan is one of the last farms to still use a combination of trays and floating baskets.
As an oyster farmer, Ewan McAsh is passionate about using technology to balance sustainability and supply while providing an unforgettable product. As the director of Signature Oysters, Ewan extends this passion to the oyster industry – by protecting and supporting local farmers and by ensuring restaurants have access to the best and freshest oysters all year round.
Signature Oysters is proud of its New South Wales farmers and is excited to get more on board.