We lost our Oyster Room in the fire last year, which was tricky as we are an oyster farm, so we have built a temporary oyster village.
We have been slow to update about the fire for no other reason than we have been flat out getting back up and running, but we thought it was time to see the Fishery.
Firstly we need to thank the incredible fire services that came to our rescue on Saturday evening, without their fast response, bravery and skill we would be about to tell a very different story.
If you look after your oysters they will be quite happy out of the water for about five days, maybe longer, they are much easier to look after than people think.
If you are looking to place an order for delivery for Easter then our last delivery day is Thursday 18th April so there's plenty of seafood you can enjoy on Good Friday and over the Easter weekend.
We held a small competition for our newsletter subscribers to win a valentines gift from us
According to legend, Casanova enjoyed 50 oysters a day which led to oysters being declared the food of love...
We've been wondering how lobsters have become a sign for love, with Valentine's Day cards depicting lobsters not roses.
Here at the Fishery we grow two types of oysters, rocks and natives or to give them their latin names - Crassostrea gigas and Ostrea edulis.
The Fishery has been here in the Pyefleet in some form or another since Roman times when Colchester was called Camulodunum and was the capital of Roman Britain and Boudica was causing trouble for the Romans.