Rotary Oyster Production System or ROPS for short is Sawmill Bay’s new system for producing oysters.

We are thrilled to say that we’ve been chosen as a top 10 finalist for the B.C. Aquaculture Innovation Awards!

Visit to register and participate in the online final of this competition. It takes place on May 5th 2021 4-5:30pm Pacific Standard time.

At Sawmill Bay we are very aware and concerned about climate change and the effects it is already having on our oceans. Shellfish are the canary in the coal mine for changing ocean conditions and we want to do something about it.

The ROPS system will be available for sale and delivery this summer.

Main advantages:

  • Up to 75% less labour
  • Reduces carbon emissions
  • Encourages great shaped oysters
  • Very gentle on the oysters
  • 20-30% lower mortality than tray systems

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