Cleaning Your Oyster Cages

Published: January 10, 2019

What’s an easy way to clean all that crud that builds up on your oyster cages?  Our Headless Oyster Grower offers up some advice on how to easily remove barnacles, dark false mussels, and mossy growth.

First, in early June, plant all your one-year-old oysters on the SRA oyster reef at the foot of the Rt. 50 Bridge.

Then, let your cages dry out for several weeks. Once all that stuff is crusty dry, scrape all 12 surfaces (6 inner and 6 outer) with the flat edge of a wooden board, then give the cage a once-over with a stiff brush.

Bingo, ready for your new oyster spat in September.