The West's best seafood

Our guide to healthy, sustainable choices from the West's amazing bounty

13 great fish to choose now

Descriptions, sources, and eco-factors for the West's tastiest sustainable seafoods

Farmed oysters
Dwight Eschliman

Farmed oysters

Recipes:  5 ways with farmed oysters

Taste Clean, crisp, and briny; sometimes a hint of melon. Best during the cold months. High levels of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.

Source Pacific Coast, California to British Columbia.

Eco factor They're water-purifying filter feeders, like clams.

How to choose and prepare Select oysters that are tightly closed and smell clean and briny. Ask your fishmonger to shuck them, if you like. At home, give whole oysters a quick scrub under running water. Discard any with cracked shells before using in recipes. 

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