KEDC Aquaculture Oysters Showing Great Development
KEDC’s aquaculture team put 80,000 very small scallop seed out on site.
Last week, they also hung 50 bags of oyster cultch – a seed on shell that gives the oysters a point of attachment – which will allow for the oysters to be shucked and brought to market.
The oysters in trays are growing fast and are still on track for the possibility of a small harvest around November this year! The crew is currently lining trays with plastic netting to prepare them for the 500,000 new seed that are scheduled to arrive in September. They are continuing to monitor, clean and grow the oysters.
In the near future, the team will be building 2-4 new rafts to create more space for the new seed to allow for further development of the project. They will also transfer oyster seeds from the bouncing buckets to lined trays. Keep your eyes peeled for our shellfish on the Kwa’lilas Hotel restaurant menu!