Oyster Shucking Plant - Delta, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
N 49° 05.034 W 122° 54.750
10U E 506389 N 5436786
Quick Description: From 1884 until 1961 Boundary and Mud bays produced over 50% of British Columbia's oyster harvest. With pollution, the industry of the bays has ceased and only this sign reminds people of the industry.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 2/23/2022 12:42:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM15TCM
Views: 1

Long Description:
Today, Boundary and Mud bays are part of the Boundary Bay Wildlife Management Area, a vast 11,470 hectares | 28343 acres wildlife protection area. However, from 1884 until 1961 these bays produce a vast amount of oysters for eating. In terms of the province, the oyster harvest here represented over 50% of the provincial total.

The oyster industry in the bays shut down in 1961 due to pollution and encroaching urbanization.
Type of Marker: Cultural

Type of Sign: Other

Describe the parking that is available nearby: On-street parking

What Agency placed the marker?: City of Delta

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