What it's Really Like to be... an Oyster Farmer

Ever eaten an oyster and wondered about its origins? Me too. On a recent trip to Tasmania, I popped in on old mate Joe Bennett from Bruny Island's Get Shucked Oysters. We talked about how he got started, the job's pros and cons and his preferred way to eat oysters.

Bruny Island oyster farmer, Joe Bennett. IMAGE: Peter Tarasiuk

Bruny Island oyster farmer, Joe Bennett. IMAGE: Peter Tarasiuk

"People are often amazed at my job and always ask how I got into it; then I ask them what they do and I’ll get a response like ‘accountant’, ‘banker’, or ‘IT specialist’ and I’ll be like, “Wow. How do you do that?”

"I just can’t comprehend a job like that. I have to be outdoors and preferably near the water."

Tools of the trade, Get Shucked Oysters, Bruny Island. IMAGE: Peter Tarasiuk

Tools of the trade, Get Shucked Oysters, Bruny Island. IMAGE: Peter Tarasiuk

The story appeared in the Nov/Dec issue of Australian Traveller magazine.

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Bruny Island Oysters
1735 Bruny Island Main Road,
Great Bay, North Bruny, Tasmania

http://www.getshucked.com.au