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Oystermen tending their oysters at low tide in St. Vaast la Hougue, France, which is situated in the cradle of Normandy's oyster industry.<br />
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The oysters are enclosed in sacks that need regular turning to separate them, and are farmed on either side of the town.<br />
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The oyster growers of Normandy produce about 25% of all the oysters in France, approx. 35,000 metric tons annually. The area of oyster cultivation encompasses more than 2,700 acres.