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The fragile oyster farming of Salses-Leucate
Oyster farmers have been established in Leucate, known as the shellfish-farming village, since the 1960s. They grow oysters as well as clams, mussels, and other mollusks. About thirty family businesses share the shellfish-growing area. It is a risky business because oyster production is quite random and subject to many changes from year to year. Predators, the sun, and other climatic parameters can have a positive or negative impact on the oyster farmers’ harvest. Featured: Lucas Jaulent – Oyster farmer of 'Port-Leucate'
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