2014- Beginning of the Oyster Breeding Cycle

Oyster catching slats

Oyster catching slats

Happy New Year to everybody. I have had a small break from writing due to a busy festive season both on the farm and with the family.  It was great to catch up with all the family in Melbourne and not only did we have lovely oysters for Christmas Dinner but we delivered many thousands of dozens to Sydney and Melbourne as well as a large quantity of Flat Oysters (angasi’s) to Victoria.

Narooma has been busy with glorious weather and very fine oysters available due to the drier weather.  The oysters have been in superb condition they are very plump and fat. I think they are some of the best oysters we have had for a number of years.

Most of the farmers have been very busy with their attention turning to preparing our plastic catching material out onto the leases for the coming natural spawning cycle.  This often occurs after the big tides in January and February or when rainfall occurs in the early autumn.  Also the last of remaining material from last year is being brought in and sorted before being put onto the growing leases in Narooma.

Put the the weekend of the 5th and 6th April in your Calendar. The Narooma Oyster Festival has been moved a month froward to take greater advantage of the warmer weather in early April.  Check out the web site naroomaoysterfestival.com.   It is a wonderful weekend with lots of activities and many things of interest.

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