Delaware Bay oyster
For 200 years, Delaware Bay oysters have been prized for their fine flavor and plump, firm meat. The Delaware Bay produces oysters with two distinct flavors, one from the inner bay and the other from the Cape Shore. The Cape Shore oysters are briny, with a sweet, nutty astringency while the inner bay oysters have a milder flavor. Changes in water circulation and a shift in social structure contributed to the long, steady decline in the industry of Delaware Bay. Today there are only five producers left and only three oyster schooners remain on the bay.
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