Shallow bays fed by the cold, clean waters of San Juan County offer excellent habitat for shellfish grown in aquaculture farms. In the shallow mudflats of Shoal Bay on the north end of Lopez, Jones Family Farms grows mussels as well as several species of oysters and clams, for sales to high end restaurants in the islands, Seattle, and beyond.  Oysters are also grown by Judd Cove Shellfish and Buck Bay Shellfish Farm on Orcas.  Established in the 1970’s, Westcott Bay Sea Farms also produces several species of oysters, clams and mussels at its 23 acre site in Westcott Bay on San Juan Island.