Oysters have been cultivated in the Blackwater estuary since roman times and the Maldon Oyster Company was formally established in 1960.
Since then the company has flourished, and currently manages an area of 3500 acres of the Blackwater River.
Ongoing investment in new stocks ensures we are cultivating several million oysters at any given time – establishing Maldon Oysters as one of the largest producers in the UK.
Our oyster beds at Goldhanger Creek are complimented by a state of the art depuration and packing plant in Cock Clarks. This facility is designed to hold oysters, mussels and clams in a temperature controlled environment, where the water is filtered through UV lights and infused with Ozone. Ensuring premium quality shellfish are available throughout the year.