Australian oyster aquaculture obtains sustainability recognition

Angel OystersAngel Oysters has been approved as Friend of the Sea certified for Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) farmed in the waters of Smoky Bay, a coastal hamlet on the South Australian Eyre Peninsula.

From an environmental perspective, Angel Oysters conducts a responsible farming operation which complies with the Friend of the Sea standard. An adjustable long-line system has been implemented in order to monitor the water flow throughout the farms. The impact on the sea bed is negligible allowing the sea grasses to regrow and rejuvenate.

An efficient traceability system is in place, so that oysters are fully traced from spat, throughout their life’s history on the company’s farms, to their destination and the product line.

The company holds the eco-label NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia) Certified Organic and it implements ongoing improvements to infrastructure related to recycled posts and baskets.

“Friend of the Sea certification is an important international confirmation of the natural origin of our oysters”, comments Mr Isaac Halman, of Angel Oysters. “Oysters have minimal impact on the environment and are one of the most sustainable seafood choices.”


Angel Oysters
After purchasing the business in 2010, Angel Oysters has developed rapidly from a traditional oyster-growing business into an organically certified premium producer located in the pristine waters of Smoky Bay. After considering all options the focus became producing top-quality products without compromise, and servicing our customers beyond expectation.

Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is an international certification program for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Over 400 companies in more than 50 countries have relied on Friend of the Sea to assess the sustainability of their seafood products. Audits are undertaken by internationally recognized independent certification bodies utilizing the most current scientific data.