Pat and Marlene O’Brien, married for over 35 years, were first introduced to Aquaculture by a friend in 2007. Pat was no stranger to the water as he had a long career in the traditional fisheries on PEI. In 2007, he took the risk of starting an oyster farm and from that day on he adopted the model of growing premium quality oysters. The new challenge became an obsession.
You’ll find Marlene at Pat’s side carefully grading oysters and assuring quality, giving their oysters the nickname “Mom’s Choice”. The O’Brien Farm is nestled in the bay portion of the Foxley River, PEI, and is home base for Cascumpec Bay Oyster Company.