Remote setting is a method for producing oyster spat on shell at the hatchery that can then be moved to the bottom lease location for growout. The oyster spawn is induced in the hatchery to create larvae, then as the larvae near the settling stage, they are added to the spat settling tank. This tank is filled with dredged oyster shell that has been dried for a year on land to eliminate any biological contaminants. The matured shell is then either placed in mesh bags or large cages, then stacked inside the remote setting tank to receive the larvae. The tank itself has a water inflow, bottom drain, and circulation manifold to thoroughly mix the water and allow the larvae to set on all the shell surfaces throughout the tank. During the setting stage, the inflow of water is shut off to prevent the loss of oyster larvae through the drain. Once the spat set, the water is turned back on to provide fresh food for the spat. When the spat reach sufficient size, the shell is moved onto barges or boats and moved to the lease site where they are washed overboard and settle on the bottom for the 3 to 4-year growout period.