Oyster Grow-Out Methods - Capital Cost Per Unit Comparison

Deployment Method
Up-Front Capital Cost
Loading Capacity
Up-Front Capital Cost Per Unit
Life Span
Amortized Cost Per Unit
Comments
ALS 4000/13.46 44,550 0.0897 8-10 years 0.0099 Least labor
Floating Bag System 1400/14.00 15,000 0.0933 8-10 years 0.0103 2nd least labor
Aquatech Trays (deployed in stacks of 7) 20.70 120 0.1725 10 years 0.0172 3rd least labor
Dark Sea Trays (deployed in stacks of 10) 21.69 80 0.2711 10 years 0.0271 4th least labor
Mexican Trays (deployed in stacks of 10) 12.69 80 0.1586 10 years 0.0158 4th least labor
French Rack & Bag 16.35 200 0.09675 Bags - 6-8 years
Rack - 10 years
0.0138 Most labor intensive

Note:

Numbers for Aquatech Trays, Dark Sea Trays, and Mexican Trays are based on raft culture; cost per raft is $3,000 with 64 stacks per raft. These trays can also be deployed by long line which costs less ($1,800) but is more labor-intensive.

French Rack & Bag System - Cost of one rack is $120 with a capacity of 8 bags.

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