Oyster seed is obtained from a hatchery or nursery. At this point, they usually range from 2-4mm in size.
Oysters are placed in wire-mesh cages with legs and sit on the sea floor. The legs raise the oysters 6 inches to 2 ft off the sea floor allowing for optimal water flow.
Routinely, the cages are raised and the oysters are removed for cleaning and grading.
After an average of 7-9 months, the oysters reach market size.