Ep 1 Australia’s Talking Oysters: Matt Cunningham

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POMS resistance breeding update Matt Cunningham, General Manager ASI Skip to 3.00 for Matt’s section Matt’s Transcript Late last year we ran a field challenge in the Georges River with Year Class 2012 spat. In this trial we had mortality rates ranging from 20-80% which means we get really good genetic information. In the hatchery […]

Oysters put to the test

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Source: www.stuff.co.nz A New Zealand research institute is sending 50,000 specially bred oysters out to aquaculture farms around the country this month in a bid to beat the virus which has devastated the industry. Since 2011 the Cawthron Institute has been working to create a virus-resistant oyster by cross-breeding families with the best survival rates […]

Bringing Back the Native Oyster

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Source: ABC Rural South Australia’s oyster industry is looking to expand into native oyster production. The industry is now based on farming the imported Pacific oyster, but in the 1800’s the native angasi oyster was harvested in Coffin Bay.

Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome: New Report Released

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A new report looking at the Pacific oyster mortality syndrome aims to assist the sustainability and profitability of the aquaculture industry by providing new data on the epidemiology of Pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS).  Released by the FRDC and the University of Sydney, the project was based on the premise that the oyster industry will need […]

Protecting the future of Aussie aquaculture farming through new Oyster sensor technology

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Researchers have developed new bio-sensors that can measure the heartbeat of an oyster. The technology is being trialled as part of Sense-T’s Aquaculture Optimisation Project, which harnesses existing sensor networks and makes information available to the industry through easy-to-use web and phone apps. By making a wide range of real-time information available at the click of a […]