Suspended culture Overview
This method may vary between suspended tray culture or lantern net culture. The purpose of this method is to allow for growing oysters in deeper, sub tidal waters. The oysters are placed in trays or nets which are suspended from floats or sub-tidal longlines so they can hang below the surface of the water 24 hours per day allowing for the oysters to grow very fast.
Suspended culture involves hanging trays, baskets or nets of young oysters from the surface of the water where they can feed non-stop. The photos show different types of ways oysters can be suspended from the surface.
On the left is beautiful Kusshi Oyster grown out of Stellar Bay in British Columbia Canada. Kusshi Oysters are grown in suspended bags allowing them to grow a deep cup. Simply delicious!