Our main site on Fisherman's Beach is breathtakingly beautiful and designated as a Ramsar site under The Convention of Wetlands, is also the home to an abundance of sea life.
Farming oysters is a labour intensive process, accomplished mainly by hand, with a lot of dedication and love.
Our small fleet of vessels are both unique and utilitarian. The Crowes Nest (once a famous film star and still the feature on many Herm holiday snaps!) she is used as our mobile sorting and grading unit and is always a tourist attraction on the beach or in Herm Harbour.
It is our mission to increase awareness of the local oyster industry and by exporting to different markets, widen the global awareness of Guernsey. With demand already apparent from a number of different countries, we intend to make Herm & Guernsey Oysters a global brand.
Supporting Visit Guernsey we take numerous groups and individuals to the farm for tours and awareness sessions. Inevitably some tasting as well! We have hosted UK and International journalists, television and film makers, writers and bloggers.
Spreading the word about the local oyster industry is of paramount importance to us - so see the events section to experience a day on the farm!
We take food safety very seriously and work very closely with the States of Guernsey Environmental Health Office. Adhering to the strictest practices and procedures our product testing regime routinely monitors cleanliness of our oysters and seawater. All of our oysters sold for consumption are subject to a purification process and to ensure customer confidence, end product testing is carried out monthly.
The Bailiwick is currently disease free, having not been affected by the oyster (herpes) virus.
Herm is also part of The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance and as such we work closely with the States of Guernsey to protect these statuses. We have a full biosecurity plan in place that covers all aspects regarding the prevention and the spread of diseases, crucial for our business and the future of our industry.