10 imagesOyster farming is an aquaculture (or mariculture) practice in which oysters are raised for human consumption. Oyster farming most likely developed in tandem with pearl farming, a similar practice in which oysters are farmed for the purpose of developing pearls. It was practiced by the ancient Romans as early as the 1st century BC on the Italian peninsula and later in Britain for export to Rome. The French oyster industry has relied on aquacultured oysters since the late 18th century. In Grandcamp-Maisy oyster farming plays very important role. During the low tide, when the sea water uncovers oyster “plantations”, farmers have several hours to work there before the high tide arrives and covers rows of sacs with oysters with several meters of salty sea water. It’s a tough job, dependent on the phases of Moon, which regulates tides and work at the farm may happen to be at daytime as well as at night.