Born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut, Norm Bloom has been around marinas and oysters his entire life. Norm has always been a proponent of hard work and began working at the boat yards at the age of 10. By the time he was 15, Norm was oystering full-time at Tallmadge Brothers for his father and uncle. While at Talmadge Brothers, he continued to build on his experience and expertise as both an oysterman and boating enthusiast.
In the late 1970s he was appointed captain of the The Grace. Nearly twenty-five years after leaving Talmadge Brothers, Norm has grown Copps Island Oysters into one of the largest oyster farms on the east coast. Although he is no longer out on the water harvesting, he continues to work tireless hours managing the shop and overseeing approximately 75 employees. When Norm isn’t working (which is a rare sight), he enjoys boating, swimming, watching movies and spending time with his family.