North Sea

The icy waters of the North Sea are ideal for producing firm-fleshed and refined oysters, and the huge tidal flats along the Dutch, German, and Danish coasts make ideal habitat for both wild and farmed. This has been a refuge for European Flat oysters for centuries, and it still holds some of the finest remaining wild and cultivated beds, but warming temperatures have caused a massive invasion of Pacific oysters along North Sea coasts. While most people have focused on the environmental concerns from this invasion, few have considered the culinary opportunities: Unlimited quantities of one of world’s tastiest critters growing in perfect conditions, free for the taking. Get going, oyster entrepreneurs!