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Young Guardians, Volume 5, Spring 2022

Spring cleaning time!

We have waited patiently throughout winter, leaving our oysters undisturbed as they are more delicate in the cold months. Now it is time to wake them up a bit with a spring clean!

One by one we bring in hundreds of baskets, each can hold between a few dozen to a few thousand oysters – depending on the age and size of them.

Every single Akoya oyster will be cleaned and handled a few times a year by our small team of farmers. This means we can see how they are growing. We also count sample groups to help us estimate how many individuals we have in the whole farm.

As we clean the oysters we move them into larger baskets with fewer oysters, so they all get plenty to eat.

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