Oysters enter the market in Xiangshan
Farmers harvest oysters in Huangxi village, Qiangtou town, Xiangshan county, Ningbo on Feb 20. [Photo/xstv.net]
Oysters recently hit the market in the coastal county of Xiangshan in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, according to local media reports.
Farmers from Huangxi village, Qiangtou town in the county are busy harvesting the seafood.
According to Dong Zhengyu, a local farmer, the oysters are priced at 2.4 yuan ($0.37) per kilogram, almost the same as previous years, even though output is larger and quality is better.
On the morning of Feb 20, more than 10,000 kilograms of oysters from Huangxi village were sold to buyers, generating over 26,000 yuan in income.
Oyster farming in the village has a history of more than 40 years. The village has experienced bumper harvests for four or five years in a row. This year, the harvest season is expected to last about three months.
Seafood farming has also generated income for the elderly. A person can earn more than 100 yuan per day by shucking oysters.
A farmer harvests oysters in Huangxi village, Qiangtou town, Xiangshan county, Ningbo on Feb 20. [Photo/xstv.net]
A fat and juicy oyster from Huangxi village, Qiangtou town, Xiangshan county, Ningbo. [Photo/xstv.net]