Oyster farming circa 110 BCE

A Roman Fisherman by the name of Sergius Orata, built sheltered fishponds, that provided posts for larval oysters to attached to and grow. These ponds were located at Lake Lucrin, near Naples, Italy

      110 BCE
      Sergius Orata
      Roman Fisherman
      Lake Lucrin, near Naples, Italy

Additional Information:

  • Oyster farming – Wikipedia
    Oyster farming was practiced by the ancient Romans as early as the 1st century BC on the Italian peninsula. … Some time later the wall was covered with spat coming spontaneously from the sea which gave 2000 baby oysters per square metre.
  • Marine Life Series: The History of Oyster Farming – Daily Kos
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  • A History of Oysters – Rodale’s Organic Life
    Gardening oysters is both an ancient form of aquaculture and a harbinger of seafood of the future. The basic technique—gather baby oysters and protect them until they reach maturity—was simultaneously discovered millennia ago by the Chinese, Japanese, Greeks, Romans, and others.
  • The History of Oyster Farming in Australia – ResearchGate
    Aboriginal Australians consumed oysters before settlement by Europeans as shown by the large number of kitchen middens along Australia’s coast.
  • the oyster’s my world | history of oysters and oyster cultivation
    Ostras de Cambados – oysters from Cambados, a small fishing port, near Pontevedra, north of Vigo, in the Galician corner of Spain are a well-known delicacy that has its aficionados all over the Iberian peninsula.

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