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Young Guardians Volume 3, Autumn 2022

Autumn is an important time at the Broken Bay Pearl Farm. We bring our baby oyster ‘spat’ to the farm…

As we move from the warm seasons of spring and summer towards winter with it’s lower water temperatures we need to take good care of our Akoya pearl oysters. Our farmers give every single oyster in our farm a very good clean before they settle down for winter in our clean baskets at a special lease. This work takes many weeks, so you could say that autumn is ‘scrubbing season’. While we are going through our livestock we remove the many predators that try to eat our delicious oysters or that cause them harm.

There are octopus, crabs, small fish, different types of worms, soft corals and other shellfish that we remove.

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