Motivatit’s natural oyster farm currently consists of nearly 12,000 acres. It stretches from Grand Isle easterly to Freshwater Bayou westerly. Each lease is carefully plotted along this 200 mile expanse of Louisiana coastline. The farm takes in sections of bayous, passes, lakes, bays and the Gulf of Mexico. As we developed the farm we intentionally spread it out in order to eliminate the possibility of experiencing a 100% mortality of the oysters due to a catastrophic event such as Hurricane Katrina, a Mississippi River flood, or an extreme oil spill, such as ‘The Deepwater Horizon’ disaster. Besides our farm, we have access to designated public oyster areas established all along Louisiana’s bountiful shoreline.
Our Fleet and Our Process
Our Fleet and Processing facilities are the life blood of our organization. Motivatit’s fleet consists of 20 to 30 boats ranging in length from 20′ to 80′. The processing facilities employ 80 to 100 workers. Since 1971, we have been harvesting and processing Louisiana’s oysters. We are truly blessed with an amazing crew and an incredible environment which we hope to sustain for many generations to come!
In the video, you will see how hard work gets that delicious oyster to your plate in a segment produced by the Food Network – “Will Work for Food” hosted by Adam Gertler.
THE PAN AMERICAN
A load of steam oysters in the late 1960’s.