Steve and Sarah Malinowski of Fishers Island Oyster Farm.
"We built Fishers Island Oyster Farm for a personal purpose. We envisioned having our lives and livelihood be about working with nature, preserving family values, and giving back to others.
Fishers Island Oyster Farm is a family-owned and managed suspension-culture oyster farm based on Fishers Island, NY. We have grown and sold Fishers Island Oysters directly to chefs and consumers for over 30 years, offering absolute freshness, premium quality, and personalized service that are hallmarks of our brand.
As year-round residents of Fishers Island and proud producers of the island's only export, we take a serious interest in preserving our natural resources. Oyster farming is one of the most sustainable methods of aquaculture today, and we actively ensure that our farming and business practices are environmentally-sound. For this reason, we see ourselves not only as oyster farmers, but also as "ecosystem facilitators" in practice and promotion.
Being one of the first off-bottom oyster farms on the East Coast, we have accumulated a great deal of knowledge and experience that we enjoy passing on to the next generation of aquaculturists. Whether it is showing our young, energetic farm crew the ropes or teaching high school students at the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, building a better future is just as important as providing for the present."