In 2005, owners of the original oyster company sold their operation to the Drakes Bay Oyster Company
, which began pushing for an extension of the lease.
When discussing Oyster Farm, Evvy Eisen explains, "I set out to photograph the workers at the Drakes Bay Oyster Company because they are part of our community, though few of us have ever seen them or understand what they do.
The Drakes Bay Oyster Company is located on Drakes Estero in the Point Reyes National Seashore in western Marin County.
In California, the Department offish and Game required an inspection of oyster shell at Drakes Bay Oyster Company on Drakes Estero before it was transported to San Francisco Bay for use in native oyster restoration.
Inspection for live marine invertebrates in an oyster shell pile at Drakes Bay Oyster Company.