Pacific Oyster

The Pacific oyster, Japanese oyster or Miyagi oyster (Crassostrea gigas), is an oyster native to the Pacific coast of Asia. It has become an introduced species in North America, Australia, Europe, and New Zealand.

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... Pacific oysters Oysters are broadcast spawners, that is, eggs and sperm are released into open water where fertilisation occurs ... Bay oysters usually spawn by the end of June ... An increase in water temperature prompts a few oysters to spawn ...
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... The Pacific oyster is one of the three main aquaculture species in New Zealand along with king salmon and the greenshell mussels ... Pacific oyster aquaculture production has grown from an export value of $11 million in 1986 to $32 million in 2006 ... In 2006, the 23 Pacific oyster farms throughout New Zealand covered a total of 750 hectares of marine space and produced 2,800 tonnes of product per year ...

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