Oyster farms are a type of aquaculture, or marine farming, where oysters are grown for human consumption. Oysters are filter feeders that contribute significantly to water filtration. They are also a well-known seafood delicacy.The cultivation of oysters has a long history. Oysters were cultivated by the ancient Romans, while the Chinese have been producing oysters for nearly 2,000 years. By the early 1800s, oyster farming was firmly established throughout North America.Oyster farms can now be found in many coastal areas across the world. Oysters are farmed in Hong Kong by suspending them from bamboo rafts with wood pieces and concrete tiles.Oyster farms provide a sustainable source of seafood while simultaneously creating jobs in coastal communities, improving water quality, and supporting local ecosystems.