Thursday, April 3, 2008

Living in Water


These oysters are waiting to be shipped from an oyster farm in the province of Zeeland. They are stored in these ponds for a few days while fresh water is pumped in to remove sand and silt.

Dutch oysters account for about 15% of the European Union's total oyster harvest. For more fun facts about "zeeuwse oesters" check out this site.

We're taking a few days off, hope to see you back on Monday. Thanks to all who've commented so far on our "water" series. Have a great weekend.

7 comments:

Ineke said...

Prettig weekend Rich and thanks for your comments too :)

Dick said...

This looks nice, have a nice weekend.

Lezard said...

Interesting to see the fluctuations of the production from one year to another. I love oysters, but find it a shame that the Dutch are not so fond of eating them. You hardly find them in restaurants, and when you do, they are very expensive. I guess much of the production is exported.... Actually I just checked on the site you linked, and indeed you can read that more than 80% is exported to Belgium, France, Germany and Italy!!!!!!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Great shot of something typically Dutch the fish in Zeeland!

thanks for showing, and have a great weekend!

I am still showing photo's from our trip to Luxemburg now...
JoAnn from/in Holland

Nick said...

Fascinating. I wonder what all those oysters will fetch when they're sold.

Jules said...

Yum - I'll take a plate full!!!

Hope you have a great weekend - thanks for popping into Rabaul D P

b.c. said...

great photo, enjoy the weekend!