Treasure Coast Shellfish, LLC

Grown Local On The Intracoastal

 
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About Us

Currently we are the only oyster farm in our growing area. Treasure Coast Shellfish is located just south of the Sebastian Inlet in the pristine waters of the Indian River Lagoon in Sebastian, Florida. We are proud to be a part of the next generation of sustainable aquaculture farmers on the East Coast of Florida.

As a child, Nicolette Mariano grew up in the small town of Stuart, Florida. Just a few miles from her home was the Indian River Lagoon estuary. Over the years as Nicolette and many others have observed the drastic decline of this magnificent waterway. Decades of over-harvesting wild populations found in the lagoon along with habitat loss, water quality issues, shoreline erosion, and natural disasters has not helped either.

 

After over a decade of being in the aquaculture industry Nicolette decided not only did she want to continue to help educate and restore one of North America's most biodiverse estuary but wanted to do it in a way to incorporate sustainable local seafood as well.

Our goal at Treasure Coast Shellfish, LLC is to bring back a dying industry on the East Coast of Florida while being in the forefront of sustainable aquaculture practices. We currently use an off-bottom method known as the "Rack & Bag System" to produce the highest quality oysters for the premium half shell market.

Our Oysters

Location: Indian River Lagoon in Sebastian, FL

Salt Range: 21-35ppt

Species: Crassostrea virginica (Eastern Oyster)


Grow Out Method: Farm-raised 6" off of the sandy river bottom using rack & bags

Taste Profile: The classic East Coast oyster experience. Starting with a high salinity up front give you that brinier flavor with a savory finish. These flavors are attributed to a life spent growing in the estuary waters of the Indian River Lagoon just South of the Sebastian inlet & adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.  

Treasure Coast Shellfish sells oysters in two different sizes. Gold Doubloons, our biggest oysters range from 3 to 3.5 inches. Our salty Sebastian Silvers range from 2.5 to 2.75 inches. All of our oysters are sustainably grown using the same gear and farming methods.

Where to Find Our Oysters

Treasure Coast Shellfish - Sebastian, FL

Basin Seafood & Fresh Fish Market - Stuart, FL

Boca Bay Pass Club - Boca Grande, FL

Cafe Avanti Ristorante - Miami Beach, FL

The Chubby Mullet Bar & Grill - Micco, FL

City Oyster & Sushi Bar - Delray Beach, FL

CJ's on the Bay - Marco Island, FL

Crabby's Oyster Bar - Jensen Beach, FL

Driftwood - Boynton Beach, FL

Halperns Steak & Seafood - USA

Hull's Seafood - Ormond Beach, FL

Kork - Hobe Sound, FL

Marriott Harbor Side - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Morimoto Asia - Orlando, FL

No Name Sports Bar Night Club - Sebastian, FL

Ocean Republic Brewing - Stuart, FL

Okeechobee Prime Seafood - West Palm Beach, FL

Over Under - Miami, FL

Pelican Seafood - Fort Pierce, FL

Pisces Rising - Mount Dora, FL

Riverwalk Cafe and Oyster Bar - Stuart, FL

Sassafras - West Palm Beach, FL

Stuart Boathouse - Stuart, FL

Sundy House - Delray Beach, FL

The Wine Room Kitchen & Bar - Delray Beach, FL

12ABuoy - Fort Pierce, FL

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Our Clams

Location: Indian River Lagoon in Sebastian, FL

                  Gulf of Mexico in Cedar Key, FL

Species: Mercenaria mercenaria (Hard Clam / Quahog)


Grow Out Method: Planted in fabric mesh bags that are then placed on the sandy or tacky bottom substrate on the farm.

We are collaborating directly with Florida shellfish farmers on both coasts to bring you sustainably raised hard clams.

Treasure Coast Shellfish sells hard clams of varying sizes

  • Littleneck: At least 7/8 inches thick

  • Middleneck: At least 1 1/8 inches thick

  • Topneck: At least 1 1/4 inches thick

Where to Find Our Clams

Treasure Coast Shellfish - Sebastian, FL

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​Testimonials
what our customers say about us
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We pick up our oysters at Mixon’s Fruit Market in Bradenton. . . yes, I drive an hour or so each way for them.

 

The first time we tried Sebastian Silvers we were amazed at the quality of these oysters.  They are salty with great firm texture and have a full bodied taste that is truly amazing      (I don’t often use that word).


We talked about them all week and were sure that when we got the second batch we’d be somewhat disappointed as they wouldn’t be as extraordinary as we thought we remembered.  Wrong.  The second batch was as good as the first.  We are currently on our third batch and sure enough, they are the absolute best tasting oysters we have ever eaten.
I don’t know what you’re doing for those oysters, Nicolette, but keep doing it!

Warren & Anne Moore

Englewood, FL

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I've had the pleasure of enjoying Treasure Coast Shellfish's Sebastian Silver Oysters, not once, but several times and they are delicious! I prepared them raw, nice and juicy with just the right bit of saltiness. I grilled them until they popped, and then down the hatch on a saltine cracker with a bit of cocktail sauce...so satisfying. I've made Rockefeller's with them and everybody loved them...Dang now... I'm getting hungry..so do yourself a favor and contact Nicolette, so you too can discover these wonderful, locally farmed salty gems...

Eric Jennings

Port St. Lucie, FL

 
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Contact Us

735 Commerce Center Drive Suite A

Sebastian, FL 32958

Email: OysterNicolette@gmail.com

Phone: 772-341-2327

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