At Drakes Bay Oyster Company near Point Reyes, CA, oysters grow either as singles or in clusters. The singles are grown as individuals from the larval stage. The single oysters are produced in the indoor hatchery located on-farm, and are then moved to the growing area in mesh bags to resist predation from bat rays. Clusters are created by setting many larvae on shells saved from the shucking and packing operation. These

Oyster racks

At Drakes Bay Oyster Company near Point Reyes, CA, oysters grow either as singles or in clusters. The singles are grown as individuals from the larval stage. The single oysters are produced in the indoor hatchery located on-farm, and are then moved to the growing area in mesh bags to resist predation from bat rays. Clusters are created by setting many larvae on shells saved from the shucking and packing operation. These "mother" shells containing the oyster spat (baby oysters) are then strung together on wires and suspended in Drakes Estero.

aquaculture shellfish west coast California

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2010-06-14
AlbumHuman > Aquaculture
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