Oyster Point Seed, Cascumpec
Ralph Clark worked in the carpentry industry for 40 years, and owned and operated a home-based shop constructing staircases for 25 of those years. Although he enjoyed the work, when he retired, he began working in the oyster industry, mostly because of his son James Clark, who is an oyster fisherman.
“I only wish I would have done it sooner,” says Ralph. “I have excellent partners in the oyster industry. I went from investing in oyster leases to growing oysters from seed. I find this industry has a lot of team support. It is much less stressful than my previous work, and there are a lot of opportunities.
“My suggestion is to anyone wanting to enter this industry or any other industry is to ask a lot of questions and take the advice my father, Jack, passed on to me: You can accomplish much more than you ever think, so aim high.”