Farming Techniques

We first started farming oysters in bags that lay on the bottom of the bay clipped to long lines. We pulled them up by hand every four weeks to ensure that the oysters weren’ smothered by sand. Though the process was arduous, it proved that these oysters still thrive in our waters as long as they can be protected from other predators.
Today we use an improved system that utilizes enhanced bottom cages that keep the oysters off the river’s floor and surrounded by flowing water. This aids in their growth while preventing predators like cownose rays and crabs from having direct access to them. Never seen cownose rays in action?

Watch this video of cownose rays in the Lynnhaven River!