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Oyster farmer of return of The Ile d'Aix.
The grip(taking) was got at about 10 am in the morning.

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Here are some elements on the various activities of the oyster farmer during one year for a traditional rearing method, that is with détroquage. There are now other techniques with the exploitation(operation) of grattis or from oysters bought there écloseries, one by one.

In January - Mars: the preparation
It is the détroquage of oysters and the putting in pocket to finish the shoot before the sale in autumn. Oysters put in pockets result(come) from parks with dishes or directly from collectors.

In April-May: divide into halves the collectors
It is to give more space to the one-year-old collectors to facilitate the growth of the small oysters.

In June: lower(go down) pockets
In the pond of Marennes-Oléron, the pockets of oysters are transferred in better parks (more low) after the end of the harnessing of molds(mussels). Or, the oyster installations would be covered with molds(mussels).

In July-August: implementation of the collectors
For the harnessing of the small oysters, collectors are launched in deep waters. It is also necessary to continue to take care of other oysters in breeding (18 months and future trade oysters).

In September: turn(shoot) pockets
To harmonize the growth of oysters, the plastic pockets of oysters returned frequently. Or, oysters take themselves in the plastic stitches or grow long and narrow.

In October-December: the sale
Oysters are exactly calibrated, stored in clear, packed then sent during the parties(holidays) for the greater part. In December, during Christmas and new Year holidays, we consider that about 75 % of sales are realized.

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