Oyster farmers, or “sea gardeners" as they are known here, start their farming as soon as they receive the oyster spats.
Aged 4 – 6 months, these oysters are placed in pockets by the 1000 and put on “oyster tables”, installed in compounds in the sea. After 6 months, having grow they are put into pockets in groups of 500, and then after a year, into groups of 180.
All year round, to the rhythm of the tides and with water up to their thighs, the oyster farmers put up the pockets, attach them, turn them over... heavy work but also one that requires gentle care to avoid the oysters sticking to one another and causing imperfections in the shell development. Three years of work is required to produce an oyster of really high quality.