Discover our Shellfishes
Fossilized oysters are the witness of the past.
They are a legacy from the Romans since the 2nd century with this proverb: “Oysters lead to Spirit and Love” .
At Thau in front of the Mont St Clair and the Pic St Loup, oysters farms set the scene !
From there was born a unique sea ecosystem.
There, the plentiful fauna and flora has a precious guest, a witness for sea balance : the Seahorse.
The mediterranean shellfish farmers celebrate and drink the “Picpoul de Pinet”, a local wine from Thau.
OYSTER PARKS IN FRONT OF MONT ST CLAIR
ABOUT THE BOUZIGUES OYSTER
France is te 1st oyster producer in Europe and the 1st raw oyster consumers.
About the shellfish industry :
4506 farmers in France – 10 000 tons
3973 farmers on the Altantic Ocean coast – 9 000 tons
533 farmers on the Mediterranean coast – 1000 tons
At the Mediterranean there are :
200 farmers in Carteaux, Toulon, Port Vendres and Leucate
450 farmers in Thau
OYSTERS FROM BIRTH TO YOUR PLATE
Oysters are born in a hatching company.
We buy larvas and we put them in a friendly environment to grow.
During this sensitive step, we have to be very careful about water quality and growth development.
AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS
OYSTERS ON A ROPE
When the oysters are big enough, we use a sticking technique to keep them away from each other. This technique give high quality oysters.
Then, the ropes are submerged and the oysters are going to grow between 10 and 12 months.
After cleaning, grading, and packaging, they are ready to be sent to your place!
The world mussel production represent 53 kg per second so more than 1,65 millions of tons every year. In France, in 2003, 1,8 were produced every second so 56.000 tons of mussels for the year.
We are two different mussel farms : one is in the Thau Lagun and the other one is in the Mediterranean Sea.
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