About P&J Oyster Company
The story of P&J begins many thousands of miles from New Orleans-in Croatia, a region that was once part of Yugoslavia.
For the inhabitants of the Croatian villages strung along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, fishing was a way of life for thousands of years. Many generations of them also traveled throughout the Mediterranean as seafarers to practice their trade.
Founded in 1876 P&J Oysters has been selling seafood for over 125 years - read more
In the mid-1800s a large number of Croatian fishermen and their families began migrating to America. Many of them found their way to the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana. Among these was John Popich, who settled near New Orleans. Like many of his countrymen, Popich quickly became an oyster fisherman, plying the waters of the Gulf of Mexico to cultivate and harvest the fresh shellfish that was always in high demand in the homes, restaurants and oyster saloons of New Orleans and its environs.
- Located in the New Orleans French Quarter
- Leader in the United States oyster industry
- Oldest continually operating dealer of oysters in the United States, (Since 1876)
P&J Oyster Company is a member of the following organizations:
- Louisiana Oyster Dealers and Growers Association Since 1952
- Louisiana Oyster Task Force Since 1987
- Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference Since 1987
- Louisiana Restaurant Association 1989
- Molluscan Shellfish Institute Since 1994
- French Quarter Business Association Since 1995
P & J is very involved in Local, State, and Federal regulatory and legislative matters
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