Adjustable Longline System
The Lost Coast Oyster Company employs the adjustable longline system created by our brothers down under in Australia. This growing method allows for ultimate control and crop management.
Hatchery reared juvenile oysters (a.k.a. spat) are spawned at a nursery before they are stocked at the farm.
Hundreds of thousands of fingernail-sized oyster babies are stocked in floating enclosures, providing them with an ideal environment.
With each oyster filtering upwards of 50 gallons of water per day, these little guys consume microscopic algae, causing an explosion of growth.
To eliminate crowding and provide adequate space for growth, the growing babies are sorted into larger cages.
Wind and wave action naturally tumbles the oysters, encouraging a deep cup and firmly textured meat.
When they reach the magical 3:2:1 size ratio our oysters are ready to harvest for your enjoyment.
We exclusively use Hexcyl Systems' award-winning adjustable longline suspension system, world-renowned for their extreme durability and unparalleled productivity.