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The Lifecycle of a Nonesuch oyster
We source spat every year from local Maine hatcheries. Soon we will start breeding oysters ourselves.
The spat goes in the upweller to grow until it is big enough to go in a proper oyster bag.
Chris, who masterminded this upweller, and Russ, a UNE intern, put the new spat in the upweller.
Kim cleans the upweller; we found a whole ecosystem living in the basin!
Oyster spat "pops," and when it does you better be ready!
Duncan helps move tens of thousands of oysters to the grow-out site.
The oysters grow to maturity in floating bags.
Ollie comes out to the farm for a morning and lends a hand cleaning a whole line of Belon bags! Maintenance is hard work and very necessary!
Oysters in their harvest bags.
Niles of Upstream Trucking accepts bags of Nonesuch Oysters.
Oysters on the half-shell!