Category Archives: Aquaculture vessel

A Day in the Life

In the morning the sweet steam from the cup of coffee fills my nose as I drive slowly through the rain and dark trying to break through my sleepy haze before arriving at work. The boat sits silently in the … Continue reading

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When the Days Start to Stretch and the Snow Melts

When the days start to stretch and the snow melts The west wind blows hard, but the bitter bite is gone The hibernating oyster farmer stretches his arms out, views the sunrise over the Bay, and assess if the wind … Continue reading

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Dirty Tech

“Oyster farming aint easy” so goes the old quote Half the time you’re sweating and dirty, the rest you’re fixing the boat When you’re down in the bilge on a bright summer day Just call your hydraulic company they’ll show … Continue reading

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Not Too Stressed

Stress is one of those double edged swords that can push somebody to max performance while breaking them down at the same time. Ultimately it has negative impacts on most things that it encounters, and shellfish are no different. If … Continue reading

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Oysters Out to Sea

As the tempest rages, the oysters tremble in their cages unscathed by the wrath of the sea. For the storms here last longer, so the shells here get stronger from exposure without any mercy. 70 feet below the sea, and … Continue reading

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It Isn’t All Just Farming

It Isn’t All Just Farming   In the dark of the winter, when the weather prohibits oystering and musseling it is nice to have something to keep you occupied. It is especially appealing when there is snow to the ceiling, … Continue reading

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