Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Marine Advisory Program (MAP)
Fishery Resource Grant FRG 1999 - 23
4 strains of the American oyster were grown using two grow-out methods; rack and bag as is done in France, and bottom trays stacked on PVC racks. Growth was measured over a 10-monthperiod and the suitability of each grow-out method was qualitatively evaluated for suitability for use in oyster aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay. There appeared to be little difference in growth rate between strains, however growth appeared more rapid using the rack and bag method for all strains. In addition, the rack and tray method was slightly more expensive fur more labor intensive and difficult to manage than the rack and bag method.
Leggett, T. (1999) Comparative Growth Rates of Four Strains of the American Oyster Using Two Grow-Out Methods. Fishery Resource Grant FRG 1999 - 23. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2212