The Lost Coast Oyster Company aims to be an industry leader in sustainable aquaculture practices, revitalizing the industry along Florida's Gulf Coast.
We are a husband and wife duo from Saint Petersburg with ambitions to usher in Florida's next generation of sustainable farming on the Gulf Coast.
Hatchery reared seed oysters are planted in cages that float at the surface where they are tide tumbled on our 2 acre lease in Lower Tampa Bay.
The Lost Coast Oyster Company was founded in response to the widespread failure of the wild-harvest oyster fishery throughout the state of Florida. Saltwater intrusion, nutrient deposition, the BP oil spill, and other environmental factors left a significant shortage of oysters throughout the state. Several trips to Cedar Key, one of Florida's last working waterfront commmunities, kindled an interest in innovative off-bottom farming techniques being applied along the Gulf Coast. By applying the latest research and technologies, the Lost Coast Oyster Company aims to become an industry leader in sustainable aquaculture along Florida's Gulf Coast, providing a fresh product from our farm delivered straight to your table.