Oyster farming: a rigorous method
At the age of 3, the oyster begins breeding in June / July. She is in milk then defeated in July. This plankton is transformed into a larva that can be carried by currents.
The Lagarre team knows the places where these larvae will pass, places the collectors (plastic tubes and cups) on iron tables in these passages for catches. 15 days later, the young oysters set up their shells, begin to feed and grow. Only two basins in France are favorable to natural reproduction: Arcachon & Marennes-Oléron.
In the past year, these oysters have been re-exchanged for a pre-finish of the shell and quality of shell flesh. During this long period, the vigilance of oyster farmers is maximum. Predators are numerous (starfish, periwinkle drills, birds, etc.).
During this four-year period, bad weather and hot weather will also have caused considerable losses.
It remains only to refine them in clear. The last year, the oyster can be as high in clear which earned him the name Pousse en Claire.