Seth Chitwood, Standard-Times
An oyster smackdown has been triggered.
New Yorkers believe they’ve discovered the biggest oyster at 8.6 inches in length and 1.9 pounds, however Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms has found one 8 inches long and over 2 pounds.
“I would say it’s the biggest live one I’ve seen,” said Seth Garfield, owner of Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms Inc.
The search started after Garfield and Charmaine Gahan, the farm’s manager, saw an article in the New York Times regarding the Billion Oyster Project, which referenced the biggest oyster, nicknamed “Big,” discovered in the harbor.