Oyster, Pacific, oysters (Farmed)

Crassostrea gigas

Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Cornwall, UK
Production method — Bag culture
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Sustainability overview

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Fish Health and Welfare

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Production method

Bag culture

Biology

Oysters belong to the commercially important group of bivalve molluscs which also includes mussels, clams and cockles. The Pacific oyster, now widely distributed, originated in northeastern Asia. Pacific oysters, as with many oyster species, develop first as males, spawn, and then later develop into females. Spawning occurs in the summer.