Oyster Man

Oyster Man

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This short film is an introduction to oyster farming in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Showing the various stages of oyster cultivation, the film highlights the sampling of larvae by Department of Fisheries biologists, the staking of oyster beds by farmers, the nurturing of spat, and underwater scenes showing the dragging of the seabed with cotton mops to ensnare starfish, which prey upon the oyster. Final sequences show the grading and shipping of oysters and their arrival at the seafood restaurant or family dinner table.

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  • director
    Julian Biggs
    Jean Palardy
  • camera
    Julien St-Georges
    John Foster
  • sound effects
    Peter Jones
  • producer
    Michael Spencer