Category Archives: Mussel Farming

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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Rolled and Tumbled ~ by Mason Silkes

The summer blues are upon us once again, and tumble tumble tumble we must. After planting out a record number of oysters this season we have little time to catch our breath before it is time to dive back in … Continue reading

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Flying Drones used to Scare Nuisance Ducks away from Mussel Farm

2016 has been a busy year so far! With all the gear work squared away, and the winter dwindling away it is time to hit the water again, and prepare the farms for the spring. That restless feeling when the … Continue reading

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The Mighty Duck by Mason Silkes

The Set Up If Woody Guthrie were alive today he would be wandering down a different type of road. The Trans coastal highways have eight lanes and can get you from New York to LA five different ways in a … Continue reading

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Weather You Like It Or Not.

 The wind, the waves, the snow, the sleet, the ice, the ice, the ice. February has been particularly brutal this year, it seems like Al Capone came back for the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, unloaded a tommy gun full of … Continue reading

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Nailing Down the Lines, and Tying Up the Socks

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 It was another frigid morning last winter when Captain Call (Adam) and I got to work two hours before daybreak to steam across the bay, and harvest the mussel seed rope. The Christmas tree rope had been put out last spring, … Continue reading

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