“It’s good honest work and character building. I just love it!”
How often do you talk to someone about their job, and they respond to you saying ‘I just love it’? James Wood –owner of Rockin’ Oysters in Dunbogan, NSW, and farmer of Signature Oysters will give you this exact answer.
Before falling in love with oyster farming, James had worn many hats over different careers including pathology and web design. He even worked for a record label, hence the name Rockin’ Oysters. After all these experiences, James wanted to get back to where his true passion lies: water, boats, sun, beach and fishing. Luckily for him, these come in a full package with being an oyster farmer.
James is one of the few famers who still use a combination of trays and floating baskets when growing his oysters. With persistence, he experimented with growing methods for two years, and over that time had learned how to use his water well. Oyster farming is honest work; when the weather takes a downhill turn, James can still endure it and carry on, all simply because he truly enjoys the work.