How To Shuck An Oyster
It takes 2-3 years to grow the oysters to a legal 3". As they grow they must be separated and moved to different cages to allow space around each one to feed and grow.
It is very labor intensive, which people don't realize.
I am posting directions on how to shuck an oyster as many have asked.
Do not try to open an oyster in midair as you would a clam.
Keep your hand out of the area where the knife could slip.
Now give a full twist to make enough of an opening to slide the knife along the top of the shell, cutting the muscle .