Upweller

The first step in growing oyster seed (which looks like a bag of sand!) is to put them into a FLUPSY – Floating Upweller System. Our FLUPSY is made of wood and resembles a floating dock with hatch doors. Opening the hatches exposes a fiberglass trough and its silos where the oysters grow.The upweller is constantly pumping water at incredible rates to the oyster seed – this encourages increased feeding and ultimately, rapid growth. After approximately three weeks, the oysters are ready to move out of the upweller and into the bay. Once in the bay, the oysters continue to feed quickly as they have been conditioned to do.