Hoopers Island Oyster Co. is a top distributor for the award-winning Hexcyl oyster basket, a floating longline suspension system. Extremely durable and easily stackable for storage, this premium oyster farming equipment is a top choice for commercial aquaculture growers.
Hexcyl was founded in 2007 by four Australian oyster farmers with over 60 years collective experience using adjustable longline shellfish farming technology. Looking to improve productivity, they designed the Hexcyl oyster basket. The robust design delivers up to 40% increase in productivity, improved stock quality and reduced operating costs. Hexcyl baskets accommodate a wide range of sizes and multiple orientations for both high and low energy environments.
As you plan to use these baskets in an adjustable longline deployment, we recommend exclusively using our Hexcyl 25L basket volume.
Stocking densities are specific to site and species. You will need to do multiple tests to ensure you have the correct formula for your unique situation.
Some general densities used for the 25L basket are:
|Number of Oysters|
|3mm||6,000-10,000 oysters per basket at first fill
(oysters start at 6mm in size)
|5mm||800-1,000 oysters per basket at first fill
(oysters start at 10mm in size)
|10mm*||600 oysters per basket at first fill
(oysters start at 20mm in size)
|15mm*||300 oysters per baskets at first fill
(oysters start at 30mm size)
|20mm*||150 oysters per basket at first fill
(oysters start at 40mm in size)
*Another rule for the 10mm, 15mm and 20mm mesh baskets is to fill the oysters to approximately one-quarter full and grade them once the basket is half full.
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