Our Team



West Island Oysters are led by Dr. Dale Leavitt and our team of seasoned bivalve experts. 

We put the science behind the shuck. That's because our team of experts have spent their life studying the marine life environment that grows the perfect oyster. 

Get to know the oystermen and women behind West Island.  
dr-dale-leavitt-west-island-oystersFrom developing diets for lobsters in Maine during the 70s to leading the Sea Grant Extension program at Woods Hole followed by developing the Shellfish Program at Roger Williams University, Dr. Dale Leavitt is known for his knowledge of bivalves aka oysters. For over four decades, Dr. Dale Leavitt has been immersed in aquaculture. His expertise in the science behind the shuck allows West Island to raise a superior oyster.