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Oyster Farmer

An Oyster Farmer works on an oyster farm. They grow and nurture oysters until they are ready for harvest.

What do oyster farmers do at work?

  • Grade and sort oysters
  • Seed oysters
  • Harvest oysters
  • Monitor oyster health and condition
  • Maintain equipment and the farm
  • Look after the environment
  • Skipper vessels
  • Work as part of a team
  • Oyster farmers at Marlborough Oysters use and develop flip farm technology

Skills and knowledge

It is helpful to have an interest in marine science or aquaculture and to enjoy being out on the water

Useful experience

Any on water experience such as diving/boating/fishing

Find out more

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Find out more about Flip farm and oyster farming