Juvenile solution to oyster water quality issues

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Source ABC Rural “We might call ourselves pirates,” Tom Kennedy says, “but public safety and food safety is of the utmost importance to us.” Tom Kennedy is owner of the Pirate Point Oyster Bar in Stanley and the managing director of Tasmanian Wilderness Oysters which produces juvenile oysters at Circular Head. But at Big Bay […]

Ep 1 Australia’s Talking Oysters: Richard Barrie

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Survey of Foodborne Viruses in Australian Oysters Richard Barrie, Nambucca Oysters, Nambucca River, NSW Skip to 3:57 for Richard’s Section Richard’s Transcript Hi, I’m Richard Barrie, farming on the Nambucca River. About a year, 12 months month without a flood  . .  long may it continue! And now a little drop of rain. Norovirus may […]

Ep 1 Australia’s Talking Oysters: Juliet Corish

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Port Stephens oyster deaths Juliet Corish, NSW DPI Biosecurity Skip to 1:51 for Juliet’s section Juliet’s Transcript The NSW Department of Primary Industries Biosecurity experts are continuing to investigate mortalities in farmed Pacific oysters in the Port Stephens estuary. Significant efforts are being made by animal health professionals at the Department’s Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute […]

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 […]