Eel Lake oysters are raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, on the surface in floating cages that allow them to have the longest growing season in eastern Canada. Once they reach the market size, they are pushed from 8 to 10 feet below the surface because this environment is cooler and offers a slightly more salty taste. They are kept at this depth for 21 days for conditioning. The brackish waters of Eel Lake offer these oysters a sheltered environment rich in nutrients. The mixture of the ocean and freshwater rivers made of Eel Lake a very unique place. One of the only brackish areas of all continental Nova Scotia that offers a framework in which oysters can thrive.