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Shellfish aquaculture means growing bivalve mollusks for food consumption. It’s completely “organic.” In shellfish aquaculture, oysters are fed by the tides and supported by farmers in protection, growth, shape, and size.

No two oyster farms are the same, and growers deploy several methods based on what works with the position of their leases, the tides, food sources, and more.  Here are a handful of common oyster farm techniques we see today.